390: Materials Design

Analysis and control of microstructures. Quantitative process/structure/property/ performance relations, with case studies. Computer lab for modeling multicomponent thermodynamics and transformation kinetics. Prerequisites: 315, 316 1,2, or consent of instructor.
At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:
  1. Apply a systems approach to complex problem identification and formulation.
  2. Apply property/performance relations to materials selection, and to the specification of property objectives to meet user performance needs in evolving environments.
  3. Apply mechanistic models in design integration of process/structure and structure/property relations in dynamic multilevel-structured materials systems
  4. Synthesize results of interdisciplinary design research.
  5. Apply computational skills in materials selection (CMS Selector), multicomponent thermodynamics (THERMOCALC) and diffusion (DICTRA), and integrate them in the theoretical conceptual design of materials.
  6. Perform in cross-functional teams.
  7. Communicate effectively in oral, written and graphical form.