From Nano to Macro (Introduction to Atomistic Modeling Techniques) OpenCourseWare: A Graduate Level Free Online Course by MIT

Published Jan 16, 2009

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'From Nano to Macro: Introduction to Atomistic Modeling Techniques' OpenCourseWare introduces students to atomistic modeling, specifically the technique of doing it in a large or big manner in order to show detail. The course also looks at how this technique can be used to solve engineering problems. The course was originally part of the curricula of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at MIT.

From Nano to Macro (Introduction to Atomistic Modeling Techniques): Course Specifics

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From Nano to Macro (Introduction to Atomistic Modeling Techniques): Course Description

'From Nano to Macro: Introduction to Atomistic Modeling Techniques' OpenCourseWare looks at the mechanism that starts a crack, for example, in a material at the atomic level. It is hoped, by using an atomistic computer simulation technique, that it will be possible to comprehend then model every atom's motion in the material. Then, through an understanding the overall behavior of all the atoms, it will be possible to link a material's reaction to a force at the atomic scale to the macro event. The course examined fundamental mechanical concepts on a small-scale and compared them to various concepts in engineering, such as the beam theory. Professor Markus Buehler, with the help of Ivica Ceraj, developed the software and taught the original course via lectures. Their original targeted audience was grad and undergrad students, faculty or postdocs who wanted to know more about scale coupling and atomistic methods. A number of files included with the course need specialized software in order to use them.

'From Nano to Macro: Introduction to Atomistic Modeling Techniques' OpenCourseWare gives online users access to lecture notes, class assignments and solutions, the final project and input files needed to complete the project. If you are interested in learning about, and possibly simulating, events on the atomic scale, then visit the techniques of atomistic modeling course page.

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