TAM 524: Micromechanics of Materials

Class Description:

Study of mechanics of materials with microstructures. Prerequisite: TAM 451 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. 4 hours.

Textbook:
Freund & Suresh, Thin Film Materials, Prentice-Hall.
Mura, Micromechanics of Defects in Solids, Springer

Topics:

Introduction (2 hr)
Review of necessary elements of mechanics (4 hr)
Elastic and thermal properties of heterogeneous materials: Maxwell and Voigt simple bounds; self-consistent field models; bounding approaches (16 hr)
Micromechanics of failure/damage: Constitutive behavior of materials with voids and cracks; localization of plastic flow; local failure mechanisms (12 hr)
Dislocation theory (8 hr)
Toughening mechanisms (4 hr)
Phase transformations (6 hr)
Current research topics in mechanics of materials (6 hr)
Midterm exam (2 hr)
TOTAL HOURS: 60

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