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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 16.225 (Fall 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Computational Mechanics of Materials 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Raúl Radovitzky 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 16.225 Computational Mechanics of Materials



    Fall 2003




    Course Highlights


    This course site features a complete set of lecture notes, organized by date and topic, and the assignments for the semester.


    Course Description


    16.225 is a graduate level course on Computational Mechanics of Materials. The primary focus of this course is on the teaching of state-of-the-art numerical methods for the analysis of the nonlinear continuum response of materials. The range of material behavior considered in this course includes: linear and finite deformation elasticity, inelasticity and dynamics. Numerical formulation and algorithms include: variational formulation and variational constitutive updates, finite element discretization, error estimation, constrained problems, time integration algorithms and convergence analysis. There is a strong emphasis on the (parallel) computer implementation of algorithms in programming assignments. The application to real engineering applications and problems in engineering science is stressed throughout the course.
     

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