Teaching

 

Spring:

MSE 206: Mechanics for MatSE
Syllabus
Scope: Statics and mechanics of materials concepts pertinent to the fields of materials science and engineering: force resultants; stresses and strains produced in elastic bodies; microscopic effects of different loading states (tension, compression, torsion, and bending) on deformable bodies; beam stresses and deflections; three-dimensional stresses and strains.

Fall:

MSE 440: Mechanical Behavior of Metals
Syllabus
Scope: This course provides an advanced treatment of mechanical behavior of materials, drawing from solid mechanics, defects theory, thermodynamic and kinetic principles. Fundamentals of elastic, viscoelastic and plastic deformation are reviewed to provide a basis for more advanced topics including creep, fracture and fatigue. These deformation mechanisms are connected with underlying microstructural features, loading conditions and service conditions in the context of engineering design.