Imperial College London
Physics with Shock Physics
This course explores the response of a wide range of materials, from rock to plasma, when subjected to rapid or high pressure loading. Ultimately this can generate shock waves within the material causing novel and non-intuitive effects. This area is important for a number of applications, including: preventing impact damage to transportation vehicles; petrochemical and other offshore platforms; astrophysics, including meteorite impacts; understanding high pressure conditions at the core of planets; and studies into the internal conditions of nuclear energy reactors.
A 2.1 Honours degree (or above) in physics; or another physical science or engineering subject with a strong mathematical and theoretical content; candidates with degrees in other subjects and appropriate experience may also be considered.
Modules include: Introduction to shock physics; fundamentals of shock physics; shock waves in context; hydrodynamics and shocks; literature review; current trends in shock studies; explosives technology course (at cranfield university); computational skills and data modelling training; project planning; an optional course from elsewhere in the college.
Assessment is based on a dissertation and a presentation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 8,732 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 26,225 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|South Kensington Campus||Kensington and Chelsea||SW7 2AZ||South East|
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