16.225 Computational Mechanics of Materials

Fall 2003

Direct numerical simulation of polycrystals.
Direct numerical simulation of polycrystals. (Image by Raúl Radovitzky.)

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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Prof. Raúl Radovitzky

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1.5 hours / session