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Topic Title: From Nano to Macro: Introduction to Atomistic Modeling Techniques
Topic Summary: M. Buehler, MIT OpenCourseWare. Graduate level lecture notes and assignments
Created On: 7/1/2008 10:16 PM

 7/1/2008 10:16 PM

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Course Description: This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. The objective of this course is to introduce large-scale atomistic modeling techniques and highlight its importance for solving problems in modern engineering sciences. We demonstrate how atomistic modeling can be used to understand how materials fail under extreme loading, involving unfolding of proteins and propagation of cracks.

Lecture topics include:
1) Introduction to Mechanics of Materials
2) Introduction to Classical Molecular Dynamics
3) Mechanics of ductile Materials
4) Dynamic Fracture of Brittle Materials
5) The Cauchy-Born Rule
6) Mechanics of Biological Materials
7) Introduction to The Problem Set
8) Size Effects in Deformation of Materials

Citation: M. Buehler, "1.978 From Nano to Macro: Introduction to Atomistic Modeling Techniques," MIT OpenCourseWare, January (Independent Activities Period) 2007. Copyright 2002-2007 MIT.

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