3.57 Materials Selection, Design, and Economics
A survey of techniques for analyzing how the choice of materials, processes, and design determine properties, performance, and cost. Topics include production and cost functions, mathematical optimization, evaluation of single and multi-attribute utility, decision analysis, materials property charts, and performance indices. Students use analytical techniques to develop a plan for starting a new materials-related business.
This class has no prerequisites.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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