Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Part 1: Linear Elastic Behavior

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All around us, engineers are creating materials whose properties are exactly tailored to their purpose. This course is the first of three in a series of mechanics courses from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Taken together, these courses provide similar content to the MIT subject 3.032: Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

The 3.032x series provides an introduction to the mechanical behavior of materials, from both the continuum and atomistic points of view. At the continuum level, we learn how forces and displacements translate into stress and strain distributions within the material. At the atomistic level, we learn the mechanisms that control the mechanical properties of materials. Examples are drawn from metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, biomaterials, composites and cellular materials.

Part 1 covers stress-strain behavior, topics in linear elasticity and the atomic basis for linear elasticity, an...

All around us, engineers are creating materials whose properties are exactly tailored to their purpose. This course is the first of three in a series of mechanics courses from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Taken together, these courses provide similar content to the MIT subject 3.032: Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

The 3.032x series provides an introduction to the mechanical behavior of materials, from both the continuum and atomistic points of view. At the continuum level, we learn how forces and displacements translate into stress and strain distributions within the material. At the atomistic level, we learn the mechanisms that control the mechanical properties of materials. Examples are drawn from metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, biomaterials, composites and cellular materials.

Part 1 covers stress-strain behavior, topics in linear elasticity and the atomic basis for linear elasticity, and composite materials.

Part 2 ccovers stress transformations, beam bending, column buckling, and cellular materials.

Part 3 covers viscoelasticity (behavior intermediate to that of an elastic solid and that of a viscous fluid), plasticity (permanent deformation), creep in crystalline materials (time dependent behavior), brittle fracture (rapid crack propagation) and fatigue (failure due to repeated loading of a material).

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Benjamin Dominguez

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3 years, 5 months ago
I wish this course could be relaunched in order to be able to get the certificates , Since it is a very good course with very interesting content.
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3 years, 6 months ago
I want to ask eDx if you could relaunch these three courses in order to get verified certificates . I will appreciate that .
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3 years, 6 months ago
Professor Gibson is an excellent professor. She presents challenging material science topics with great detail, during well-organized lessons, with no avoiding of math. This frontal instruction course has been filmed during a live class. This is the first module of a full course that was once presented as a single MOOC, that probably experienced too much low completion rate (I had to remove it out of my program once too, due to an underestimation of the time effort it would require). Being able to follow every detail of the presented content can be challenging, dividing it into three modules makes it more doable, but you really need to complete all three modules to get a complete view of the subject.
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3 years, 9 months ago
Prof Gibson is an excellent lecturer, the contents of the course are very interesting and well organized, homework and quiz are balanced and helpful, and the staff is very attentive. I'm not sure which part is due to the provider (EDX), but the interface to lectures, homework, quiz, discussions, etc. is also great. Really enjoyed and learned a lot with this course.
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Guilherme Neto

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3 years, 10 months ago
This course is very well planned. The lessons, exercises and the final test are very similar and I had absolutely no problem. I devoted around 4-5 hours a week to complete what was required and it was enough. I also have to say that Lorna J. Gibson is absolutely amazing. The classes are really dynamic and interesting.
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Farshad Esmaeilian

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3 years, 10 months ago
This was a great experience for me, especially because it was my first online course. It was mostly self-contained. The video lectures sometimes got too long. But the explanations were simple and thorough which is very important in such subjects. Also, homework were perfectly chosen and helped get past the simple materials that were presented in the class. All in all, a great short course to get familiar with the basic knowledge regarding linear elasticity.
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I think this course will be very helpful for learning stress, strain and other mechanical property of material.
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