Continuum Electromechanics

Peak pattern with a magnetic field.

Peak pattern with a magnetic field of about 330 Gauss perpendicular to an oil-based ferrofluid layer. The peaks initiate in an hexagonal array when the magnetic surface force exceeds the stabilizing effects of fluid weight and surface tension. (Image by Prof. Markus Zahn.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

6.642

As Taught In

Fall 2008

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course focuses on laws, approximations and relations of continuum electromechanics. Topics include mechanical and electromechanical transfer relations, statics and dynamics of electromechanical systems having a static equilibrium, electromechanical flows, and field coupling with thermal and molecular diffusion. Also covered are electrokinetics, streaming interactions, application to materials processing, magnetohydrodynamic and electrohydrodynamic pumps and generators, ferrohydrodynamics, physiochemical systems, heat transfer, continuum feedback control, electron beam devices, and plasma dynamics.

Acknowledgements

The instructor would like to thank Xuancheng Shao and Anyang Hou for transcribing into LaTeX the problem set solutions and exam solutions, respectively.

Archived Versions

Zahn, Markus. 6.642 Continuum Electromechanics, Fall 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-642-continuum-electromechanics-fall-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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