FYS4465 – Dynamics of Complex Media
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course covers hydrodynamics where capillary and viscous forces play a role. It also covers simulation methods, thermodynamics and statistical physics relevant to porous media.
After completing this course, you will:
- Have knowledge of hydrodynamic and thermodynamic transport processes in porous media.
- Have a thorough knowledge of the Navier-Stokes equation and Darcy’s law, and also diffusion and dispersion processes.
- Be able to program molecular and Brownian dynamics codes as well as the lattice Boltzmann-model and simple network models that are used to simulate flow in complex geometries.
- Know the theory behind the simulation models and have an understanding of how small scale processes affect processes at larger scales. This includes the understanding of percolation theory.
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Recommended previous knowledge
- FYS3150 – Computational Physics
- FYS2160 – Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
- FYS4130 – Statistical Mechanics
- 10 credits overlap with FYS9465 – Dynamics of Complex Media.
- 5 credits overlap with FYS4460 – Uordnede systemer og perkolasjon.
- 5 credits overlap with FYS9460 – Disordered Systems and Percolation.
The teaching includes 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of excercises per week throughout the semester.
The examination consists of:
- Theoretical home exam in the middle of the semester, with assessment pass/fail.
- Final project assignment, corresponding to 1 week's work, with assessment pass/fail.
Both the home exam and the final project assignment must be passed in the same semester in order to get a final grade in the course.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: FYS9465 – Dynamics of Complex Media
Examination support material
All examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: