Computational Mechanics of Materials OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Course by MIT on Advanced Computational Mechanics
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers its 'Computational Mechanics of Materials' course as free OpenCourseWare. The original course concentrated on the mathematical methods for analyzing nonlinear continuum responses of materials. The course applied toward graduate degrees such as a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, a Master of Science in Computation for Design and Optimization and the specialized Engineer in Aeronautics and Astronautics degree.
Computational Mechanics of Materials: Course Specifics
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Computational Mechanics of Materials: Course Description
Professor Raúl Radovitzky taught the original 'Computational Mechanics of Materials' course to graduate aeronautics students at MIT using lectures and recitations. The course was designed for students seeking their Master of Science in Computation for Design and Optimization, Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, or the specialized Engineer in Aeronautics and Astronautics degree. The purpose of the class was to master cuttingedge numerical algorithms and formulation such as variational formulation, finite element discretization, constrained problems, error estimation and convergence analysis. Some of the topics covered include elastic solids, the Vainberg Theorem, global shape function, linear elasticity, assumed strain methods, time dependent problems, nonlinear algorithms, stability properties and geometrical interpretations. Problem sets were also designed to put the theories into practice. Students should have finished the course able to formulate numerical approximations and algorithms, implement them in a computer program and apply them in solving realworld engineering problems.
The 'Computational Mechanics of Materials' OpenCourseWare includes the notes for 26 lectures and five problem sets as .pdf files. If this information is of interest to you, visit the computational mechanics of structures and materials course page.
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