Teaching

MSE406, Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Fall)

Fundamentals of elastic, viscoelastic and plastic deformation of materials; composite behavior; elementary theory of dislocations; strengthening mechanisms; creep, fracture, and toughening; and fundamentals of thermal behavior (heat capacity, thermal expansion, conductivity, and the effects of thermal stresses). Connecting underlying microscopic mechanisms to macroscopic material behavior, with the goal of controlling or coping with such behavior.

Prerequisites: Math 225 (Linear Algebra), TAM 206 (Statics and Mechanics of Materials), MSE 201 (Phases and Phase Relations); as well as their prerequisites, e.g., Math 241 (Calculus III), Physics 211 (Mechanics).