2 Classes (27 Units)3.21 (15), 3.22 (12)
3.21 Kinetic Processes in Materials
Unified treatment of phenomenological and atomistic kinetic processes in materials. Provides the foundation for the advanced understanding of processing, microstructural evolution, and behavior for a broad spectrum of materials. Topics include irreversible thermodynamics; rate and transition state theory, diffusion; nucleation and phase transitions; continuous phase transitions; grain growth and coarsening; capillarity driven morphological evolution; and interface stability during phase transitions.
3.21 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by C. Thompson.
Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-237.
This class counts for a total of 15 credits.
3.22 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Explores how the macroscale mechanical behavior of materials originates from fundamental, microscale mechanisms of elastic and inelastic deformation. Topics include: elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, creep, fracture, and fatigue. Case studies and examples are drawn from a variety of material classes: metals, ceramics, polymers, thin films, composites, and cellular materials.
This class has 3.032 as a prerequisite.
3.22 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Tasan.
Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-237.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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