Identifying Data 2020/21
Subject (*) Acoustic Waves Code 730495015
Study programme
Mestrado Universitario en Materiais Complexos: Análise Térmica e Reoloxía (plan 2012)
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Official Master's Degree 1st four-month period
First Optional 4
Teaching method Face-to-face
Derode , Arnoud
Derode , Arnoud
General description Ao centrarse nos conceptos fundamentais da propagación das ondas sonoras, este curso proporciona aos estudantes as habilidades necesarias para estudar os problemas acústicos en fluídos complexos.
Contingency plan 1. Modificacións nos contidos
Non se modifican os contidos

2. Metodoloxías
*Metodoloxías docentes que se manteñen
Sesión maxistral (mediante Teams)
Traballos tutelados (titorizados vía Teams ou correo electrónico)

*Metodoloxías docentes que se modifican
Prácticas de laboratorio. Sustitúese pola presentación de casos prácticos nas sesións maxistrais e a lectura e discusión de artigos científicos (análise de fontes documentais).

3. Mecanismos de atención personalizada ao alumnado
- Correo electrónico: Diariamente. De uso para facer consultas, solicitar encontros virtuais para resolver dúbidas e facer o seguimento dos traballos tutelados.
- Microsoft Teams: Titorización personalizada dos estudantes
- Moodle: Utilizarase como repositorio da documentación facilitada ós estudantes.

4. Modificacións na avaliación
Sesión maxistral 60%
Traballos tutelados 30%
Análise de fontes documentais 10%

*Observacións de avaliación: -

5. Modificacións da bibliografía ou webgrafía
Sen modificación.

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A4 Knowing and applying statistical methods to analyze data from complex material testing
A5 Understanding the relationships between structure and properties of materials
B1 Knowledge and understanding to provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context
B2 The students have the skill to apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar contexts within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study
B4 That the students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and last reasons behind that conclusions to specialized and non specialized audience in a clear and unambiguous way
B8 Applying a critical, logical and creative way of thinking
B12 Communicate effectively in the work environment
B18 Ability for abstraction, understanding and simplification of complex problems
B19 Will of continuous improvement
B21 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological developments in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society
C2 Have a good command of spoken and writing expression and understanding of a foreign language.
C6 Critically assessing the knowledge, technology and information available to solve the problems they face with.
C7 To assume as a professional and citizen the importance of learning throughout life.
C8 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences

Topic Sub-topic
Acoustic waves in perfect and viscous fluids
Phenomena at the interface.
Introduction to non-linear effects, shock waves
Diffraction theory (harmonic regime and impulses)
Elastic waves in soft solids

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Guest lecture / keynote speech A4 A5 B1 B4 B18 C2 10 18 28
Laboratory practice B2 B8 B12 B19 B21 C8 20 20 40
Supervised projects B4 B19 B21 C2 C6 C7 5 25 30
Personalized attention 2 0 2
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Guest lecture / keynote speech Presentation given by the professor, on a schematic basis, focusing on the main topics, covering both theoretical and practical issues.
Laboratory practice Performance of practical activities such as demonstrations, exercises, experiments, etc..
Supervised projects Activities whose purpose is that the students enlarge the study of the topics pesented in the program and consolidate their acquired knowledge and capabilities. These activities should also help the students learn and improve their capabilities in literature survey.

Personalized attention
Guest lecture / keynote speech
The personalized attention to students, understood as a support in the teaching-learning process, will take place in the hours of tutoring of the professor.

No academic dispensation is accepted.

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Guest lecture / keynote speech A4 A5 B1 B4 B18 C2 Examination or objective test. 50
Laboratory practice B2 B8 B12 B19 B21 C8 Continuous assessment through monitoring of student work in the classroom, laboratory and / or tutorials. 20
Supervised projects B4 B19 B21 C2 C6 C7 Presentation (oral and written) of the supervised work. 30
Assessment comments

Sources of information

Notes and documentation provided in class or via email.


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus

Other comments

To help achieve a sustained immediate environment and meet the objective of action number 5: "Healthy and sustainable environmental and social teaching and research" of the "Green Campus Ferrol Action Plan:

The delivery of the documentary work carried out in this subject:

  • They will be requested in virtual format and/or computer support
  • It will be done through Moodle, in digital format without the need to print them.
  • If it is necessary to make them on paper:
    • Plastics shall not be used
    • Double-sided printing shall be carried out.
    • Recycled paper will be used.
    • Printing of drafts shall be avoided.
  • A sustainable use of resources and the prevention of negative impacts on the natural environment must be made.
  • It will work to identify and change gender biases and attitudes, and influence the environment to change them and promote values of respect and equality.
  • Situations of discrimination should be identified and actions and measures proposed to correct them.

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.