Mechanical Engineering
 

Materials Modeling: Methods in Atomistic, Mesoscale, and Continuum Simulations

Materials Modeling: Methods in Atomistic, Mesoscale, and Continuum Simulations
Theory and application of various computer simulations to model, understand, and predict the properties of real materials. Specific topics include: first-principles atomistic models, empirical potential atomistic models, mesoscale models, and continuum finite element analysis.
ME EN
556
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.5 Lecture, 0.5 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 452
 RecommendedPhscs 581.
 TaughtWinter even years
Course Outcomes: 

Diverse Modeling Techniques

1. Gain an understanding of the different materials modeling techniques as well as an appreciation for their strengths, weaknesses and limitations.

Physical Phenomena

2. Describe the various physical phenomena governing material behavior at different length scales, either in terms of continuum, thermodynamic descriptions or discrete particles and their interactions.

Continuum Techniques

3. Use FEA techniques to model continuum phenomena – and develop a system of equations for their evolution.

First principles Techniques

4. Gain an understanding of the quantum mechanical nature of atomic interactions.

Atomistic Techniques

5. Develop the equations and code to simulate atomistic interactions, and run commercial scale simulations.

Mesoscale Techniques

6. Simulate intermediate scale phenomena using an appropriate mesoscale model.