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TAM 598 SHO - Rubbery Polymer Micromech

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in theoretical and applied mechanics intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary to a maximum of 12 hours.

Section Description

Advanced analysis of rubbery and gel materials with an emphasis on relating microstructural architecture to the mechanics of material behavior: non-linear elasticity, viscoelasticity, damage accumulation, fatigue, and fracture. Effects of fillers, covalent vs. physical bonding, and branching on mechanical response will be discussed as well as current topics in elastomeric solids research. Analysis will be performed at all relevant length scales, from the molecular to the continuum. Pre-requisites: TAM 551 (Solid Mechanics I) or equivalent, CEE 300 or ME 330 or TAM 324 (Materials) or ME 430 (Failure of Engineering Materials), graduate standing.

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Subject Area

  • Mechanical Science and Engineering

Course Description

Advanced analysis of rubbery and gel materials with an emphasis on relating microstructural architecture to the mechanics of material behavior: non-linear elasticity, viscoelasticity, damage accumulation, fatigue, and fracture. Effects of fillers, covalent vs. physical bonding, and branching on mechanical response will be discussed as well as current topics in elastomeric solids research. Analysis will be performed at all relevant length scales, from the molecular to the continuum.

Credit Hours

4 hours

Prerequisites

Undergraduate degree and TAM 551 (Solid Mechanics I) or equivalent, CEE 300 or ME 330 or TAM 324 (Materials) or ME 430 (Failure of Engineering Materials).

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Rubbery Polymer MicromechSHO64904ONL4 -    Shelby Hutchens