MAE 4671

MAE 4671

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course will provide foundations of polymer mechanics building from the basics of mechanics of materials. The focus will be split between experimental methods/data interpretation and modeling approaches. Topics will include hyper-elasticity, viscoelasticity, glass transition temperature, and plasticity with applications to both synthetic and biological materials. There will also be a scientific literature reading component through which students will be able to pick their own focus areas in the latter part of the semester.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020 and MAE 3270, or MSE 2610, or permission of instructor.

Satisfies Requirement Satisfies M.E. senior design requirement.

  • Classify polymers into different regimes of behavior and explain their microstructural origin.
  • Analyze and interpret data from key experimental methods for polymer thermo-mechanical properties.
  • Describe, computationally implement, and find parameters for models that describe key aspects of polymer and gel mechanical behavior.
  • Explain how the thermo-mechanical properties of natural and synthetic polymers are central to applications of interest to the student.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 4670MAE 5670

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10861 MAE 4671   LEC 001

    • TR Hollister Hall 368
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Silberstein, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person