Mechanical Behavior of Materials OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Bachelor Level Materials Engineering Class by MIT

Published Jan 23, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers this OpenCourseWare titled 'Mechanical Behavior of Materials', which comes from the actual MIT course of the same name. The undergraduate course is designed for Materials Science and Engineering students and examines a material's mechanical behavior.

Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Course Specifics

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Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Course Description

A material's or structure's mechanical behavior is important for a variety of reasons from bridge safety to the integrity of airplane fuselages. This course examines materials' and structures' mechanical characteristics starting with their atomic makeup and going into large-scale applications. Specific topics include fatigue, crystal fracture, linear elasticity, stress and strain, 2D and 3D stress transformation, force distributions and time-dependent plasticity among other topics. The course is designed for Materials Science and Engineering students, but students of other fields, such as mechanical engineering may benefit. The actual MIT undergraduate course is taught by Professors Krystyn van Vliet and John Vander Sande in 3 formats: lab, lecture and recitation.

This OpenCourseWare includes quizzes, practice problems, lecture notes, laboratory experiments, assignments and solutions and questions from students. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the material mechanical behavior course page.

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