MSE 597G Modeling and Simulation of Materials

Sem. 1. Class 3, cr. 3. (offered in alternate years). Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing in engineering or science.

MSE 597G is an elective course.

Weekly Schedule: Three 50-minute lectures.

Relation of Course to Program Outcomes
1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to problems in materials engineering.
5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems, particularly in the context of materials selection and design.
7. an ability to exhibit effective oral and written communication skills.
11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and experimental, computational and data analysis tools necessary for materials engineering practice.

The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to advanced materials simulation techniques and their use to characterize a wide range of phenomena from electronic and atomic structure to macroscopic behavior.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course students are expected to: i) be familiar with a variety materials modeling methods including electronic structure, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, finite differences, finite elements, and microstructure evolution methods ii) be able to design and perform simple computer experiments using techniques appropriate for the problem at hand, iii) recognize the approximations and level of accuracy to be expected from each modeling technique, and iv) be able to critically read the scientific literature on computational modeling and simulation of materials.

Alejandro Strachan and Edwin García

Contribution of course to meeting the professional component:  MSE 597G is a materials-specific technical elective course.

Prepared by: Elliott Slamovich                                                            Date: April 26th, 2007