Model of the mechanical behavior of materials. (Image by Dr. Markus Buehler.)
This course features complete sets of lecture notes
. 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.
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.
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.