EMS 174 Mechanical Behahvior of Materials
Lecture: 3 hours; Discussion: 1 hour. Microscopic and macroscopic aspects of the mechanical behavior of engineering materials, with emphasis on recent development in materials characterization by nondestructive testing. Fundamental aspects of plasticity in engineering materials, strengthening mechanisms and mechanical failure modes of materials systems.
EMS 264 Transport Phenomena in Materials Processes
Lecture: 3 hours; Discussion: 1 hour. Graduate course that introduces the thermodynamic driving forces and atomic-scale mechanisms underlying diffusive mass transport and interface motion in materials, with applications to the initiation and progress of phase transformations.
EMS 274 Advanced Mechanical Properties of Materials
Lecture: 3 hours; Discussion: 1 hour. Graduate course that provides students with a comprehensive background about the mechanical properties of materials, with some emphasis on dislocations and deformation and fracture control mechanisms.
EMS 285 Computational Materials Science
Lecture: 3 hours. Intended to show the capabilities and limitations of modern computational materials science methods, and to give some practical experience in their implementation and use. Includes, e.g., molecular dynamics, the mesoscale Monte Carlo method, and phase-field modeling.
ENG 10 How Things Work
Lecture: 3 hours; Discussion: 1 hours. An introduction to the physical principles that enable technology encountered in everyday life. It covers the basics of mechanical systems, electricity and magnetism, optical systems, thermal systems, and information technology, with practical examples given where possible. The intention is to help the student learn what the world looks like from the perspective of an engineer.
FRS 003 Davis Likes Bikes
Lecture: 1 hour. A first-year seminar in which students learn about the history and engineering of bicycles, investigate the property requirements of different components (such as the wheel and frame), and relate these requirements to the materials of which they are made. Students are encouraged to be inquisitive learners as they investigate the properties and selection of materials in a bicycle.