Lecture Series during Fall 2005 and Spring 2006

From nano to macro: Introduction to atomistic modeling techniques: Course schedule

Fall 2005

Oct. 27, 1 PM, Room 1-134: Introduction to atomistic modeling techniques:  Do we need atoms to describe how materials behave? (Supplementary material incl. abstract and PDF of slides...)

Nov. 3, 1 PM, Room 1-134: Atomistic modeling of metals and application to the mechanics of ultra thin copper films deposited on substrates (Supplementary material incl. abstract and PDF of slides......)

Nov. 17, 1 PM, Room 1-134: Concurrent scale coupling techniques:  From nano to macro (Supplementary material incl. abstract and PDF of slides...)

Dec. 5, 1 PM, Room 1-150: Reactive versus nonreactive potentials:  Towards unifying chemistry and mechanics in organic and inorganic systems (Supplementary material...)

IAP 2006: From nano to macro: Introduction to atomistic modeling techniques and application in a case study of modeling fracture of copper (1.978 PDF)

Jan. 9 (Monday): Introduction to classical molecular dynamics: Brittle versus ductile materials behavior

Jan. 11 (Wednesday): Deformation of ductile ma terials like metals using billion-atom simulations with massively parallelized computing techniques

Jan. 13 (Friday): Dynamic fracture of brittle materials: How nonlinear elasticity and geometric confinement governs crack dynamics

Jan. 16 (Monday): Size effects in deformation of materials:  Smaller is stronger

Jan. 18 (Wednesday): Introduction to the problem set: Atomistic modeling of fracture of copper

The IAP activity can be taken for credit. Both undergraduate and graduate level students are welcome to participate. Details will be posted on the IAP website (http://web.mit.edu/iap/).

More information can be found here.

Spring 2006

TBD. Atomistic modeling of biological and natural materials:  Mechanics of protein crystals and collagen

TBD. Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes:  Scale effects and self-folding mechanisms

TBD. Atomistic and multi-scale modeling in civil and environmental engineering: Current status and future development

Contact: Markus J. Buehler (mbuehler(at)MIT(dot)EDU), Phone 617-452-2750

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