Analytic Methods in Materials Engineering

Spring 1998

General Information

College of Engineering

Location: 212 Holden Hall

Time: T, Th 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Associate Professor, Engineering Science & Mechanics

and Materials Science and Engineering

Office: 121B Patton Hall

Office Hours: TTh 1-2:30pm

Phone: (540) 231-4386

FAX: (540) 231-9187

Email: rkriz@vt.edu

- DOS and Windows
- a word processor (e.g., MS Word)
- an equation editor (e.g., Math Edit, which comes with Word for Windows
- an equation solver (e.g., TK!Solver Plus and/or Mathematica)
- Fortran compiler (e.g., WATFOR77)
- a spreadsheet program (e.g., Quattro Pro, MS Excel, Lotus, etc.)
- a scientific plotting package. (Note: there is probably some simple plotting capability included with your spreadsheet, work processor, and/or equation solver.)

Exams |
There are no midterm exams or final exams in this course |
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Projects |
Projects will be the primary form of assignment. They will be assigned periodically in class with precise due dates. No late projects will be accepted unless a prior agreement has been made with the Instructor! A typical project duration will range from 1 to 4 weeks. You may work together in groups to gather information and to seek help/advice. |
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Papers |
Short reports and memos which summarize your results will be required as part of the project assignments. They will be the primary mechanism for grading, along with the actual results of the projects. |
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Grading |
Final course grades will be determined by averaging all project grades. Every project will be graded out of 100 points, and project grades will be weighted based on the number of weeks required to complete the assignment (e.g., a 4-week project will count 4 times as much as a 1-week project. |
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- Binary Phase Diagrams
- Calculating Surface Energies: Free Surfaces, Grain Boundaries, etc.
- Viscoelasticity
- Statitstics

Revised January 10, 1998

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