BEE 6560

BEE 6560

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Ecological mechanics explores ecological relations from a mechanics perspective, including fluid, solid, structural mechanics, and heat and mass transport. While other ecological studies incorporate transport of mass, energy, and information, consideration of momentum transport and its consequence in biotic and abiotic relations in organisms is unique to this discipline. We begin the course by introducing the fundamental and advanced concepts in mechanics. Then we will learn how to incorporate these concepts by considering response function (the functional relationship between condition imposed on the system and its response) to understand and predict ecological phenomena such as predator-prey relation and pattern formation.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisites: ENGRD 2020  (or equivalent statics and mechanics of solid), BEE 3310 (or equivalent fluid mechanics), BEE 3500 (or equivalent heat and mass transport), and BEE 3400 (or equivalent solid mechanics).

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BEE 4560

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19040 BEE 6560   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Pre-reqs: ENGRD 2020 (or equivalent statics and mechanics of solid), BEE 3310 (or equivalent fluid mechanics), BEE 3500 (or equivalent heat and mass transport), and BEE 3400 (or equivalent solid mechanics).