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ENGS 85.09 - Introduction to Computational Materials Science and Engineering

Description

Computational modeling in materials science is a powerful tool that allows discovery of new materials and exploration of materials theory. This course introduces the use of computational modeling to understand and predict materials behavior, properties and processes. The course will introduce a series of common materials modeling approaches from molecular dynamics to Monte-Carlo simulations and Density Functional Theory. All methods will be illustrated using use cases from various fields of materials science (e.g., Li-ion batteries, structural alloys, …). The students will learn to apply these methods hands-on on specific problems writing code and using open-source codes. A strong emphasis will be on the critical assessment of the limits of the models.

Prerequisites

ENGS 24, ENGS 20, and working knowledge of ordinary and partial differential equations. Students not meeting the prerequisites and non-engineering majors may seek instructor permission.

Offered

Term
Time
Location / Method
Instructor(s)
Term: Spring 2022
Time: 11
Location:
Instructors:

Geoffroy T. F. Hautier


Term: Spring 2023
Time: D
Location:
Instructors:

Geoffroy T. F. Hautier


Term: Spring 2021
Time: D
Location:

Remote with synchronous components

Instructors:

Geoffroy T. F. Hautier