Spring | Undergraduate | 12 Units | Prereq: Chemistry (GIR) and 2.001
Introduces mechanical behavior of engineering materials, and the use of materials in mechanical design. Emphasizes the fundamentals of mechanical behavior of materials, as well as design with materials. Major topics: elasticity, plasticity, limit analysis, fatigue, fracture, and creep. Materials selection. Laboratory experiments involving projects related to materials in mechanical design. Enrollment may be limited due to laboratory capacity; preference to Course 2 majors and minors.
Students compete to design a compression-resistant nanoscale material — and win possibly the world’s smallest trophy.