1.978 From Nano to Macro: Introduction to Atomistic Modeling Techniques

January (IAP) 2007

A model of the mechanical behavior in materials.
Model of the mechanical behavior of materials. (Image by Dr. Markus Buehler.)

Course Highlights

This course features complete sets of lecture notes and assignments. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

The objective of this course is to introduce large-scale atomistic modeling techniques and highlight its importance for solving problems in modern engineering sciences. We demonstrate how atomistic modeling can be used to understand how materials fail under extreme loading, involving unfolding of proteins and propagation of cracks.

This course was featured in an MIT Tech Talk article.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .dcd, .psf, .xyz, and .coor files are the input files.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Markus Buehler

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Eight sessions in 4 weeks
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate