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Title : 3.032 Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MIT)

Description : Here we will learn about the mechanical behavior of structures and materials, from the continuum description of properties to the atomistic and molecular mechanisms that confer those properties to all materials. We will cover elastic and plastic deformation, creep, and fracture of materials including crystalline and amorphous metals, ceramics, and (bio)polymers, and will focus on the design and processing of materials from the atomic to the macroscale to achieve desired mechanical behavior. Integrated laboratories provide the opportunity to explore these concepts through hands-on experiments including instrumentation of pressure vessels, visualization of atomistic deformation in bubble rafts, nanoindentation, and uniaxial mechanical testing, as well as writing assignments to communicate th

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2007

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Date : 2008-04-17T00:40:47+05:00

Relation : 3.032

Language : en-US

Subject : Basic concepts of solid mechanics and mechanical behavior of materials

Subject : stress-strain relationships

Subject : stress transformation

Subject : elasticity

Subject : plasticity and fracture. Case studies include materials selection for bicycle frames

Subject : stress shielding in biomedical implants; residual stresses in thin films; and ancient materials. Lab experiments and demonstrations give hands-on experience of the physical concepts at a variety of length scales. Use of facilities for measuring mechanical properties including standard mechanical tests

Subject : bubble raft models

Subject : atomic force microscopy and nanoindentation.

Subject : plasticity and fracture

Subject : Case studies

Subject : materials selection

Subject : bicycle frames

Subject : stress shielding in biomedical implants

Subject : residual stresses in thin films

Subject : ancient materials

Subject : standard mechanical tests

Subject : solid mechanics

Subject : mechanical behavior of materials

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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