MSE 5802

MSE 5802

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

Course is intended for first year graduate students in MSE, or graduate students in other fields, needing a solid foundation in the relationships between structure and mechanical properties in materials for advanced study and research. Microscopic structure of crystalline, molecular, amorphous and ordered non-crystalline solids, including point, line, and planar defects, twinning, and martensitic and pressure induced phase transformations. Mechanical properties of materials including: Use of tensors to describe stress, strain, and elastic constants, time-dependent elastic (anelastic) and plastic (creep) behavior, viscoelasticity, strengthening mechanisms, ductility, and toughness. Macroscopic mechanical properties are described in terms of atom-level mechanisms of elasticity, plasticity, and fracture.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

Comments MSE students must take the course for a letter grade, S/U option is limited to non-MSE students.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of material microstructure including bonding and atom arrangements on atomic and mesoscopic length scales, and point line and planar defects, for a range of materials including metals, ceramics, and polymers using conceptual frameworks and terminology common in materials science.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of tensor fields (stress, strain) and tensor properties in materials and their representations in different coordinate systems.
  • Students will identify and analyze mechanical properties of a wide range of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers) using fundamental mechanisms of elastic and plastic deformation, as well as fracture.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18942 MSE 5802   LEC 001

    • TR Bard Hall 140
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Baker, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person