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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.Outcomes
- 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.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- TR Phillips Hall 213
- Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
Instruction Mode: In Person
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