MAE 4670

MAE 4670

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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 if enrolled in MAE 4671.

  • The student will be able to classify polymers into different regimes of behavior and explain their microstructural origin.
  • The student will be able to analyze and interpret data from key experimental methods for polymer thermo-mechanical properties.
  • The student will be able to describe, computationally implement, and find parameters for models that describe key aspects of polymer and gel mechanical behavior.
  • The student will be able to 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 4671MAE 5670

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9825 MAE 4670   LEC 001

    • TR Phillips Hall 213
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Silberstein, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person