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TAM 524 - Micromechanics of Materials

Spring 2021

Official Description

Advanced analysis of modern engineering materials with emphasis on relating microstructural phenomena to the mechanics of material behavior: prediction of elastic and thermal properties of materials with heterogeneous microstructure (such as composites), micromechanics of failure and damage, toughening mechanisms, mechanics of phase transformations; current topics in materials research (such as high-temperature response and ferroelasticity). Course Information: Prerequisite: CEE 300 or ME 330; TAM 551.

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Detailed Course Description

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

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


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)

Micromechanics of MaterialsA38772OLC1400 - 1550 M W    Huseyin Sehitoglu