Materials Modeling 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, T7002T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Mats Näsström 15 Feb 2018

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Engineering Materials
Subject group (SCB)
Materials Technology
Main field of study
Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Solid state physics (F7006T or equivalent), Applied mathematics (M0026M or M7018, or equivalent)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completion of the course students suppose to: - understand the multi-scale nature of materials and the need to use a hierarchical approach to model them; - be familiar with a number of models which are formulated for different scales present in any material; - have knowledge of concept of modelling of the material properties based on a unit cell consisting of atoms; - be able to choose and apply models derived from an atomistic structure to predict basic material properties; - have good understanding of the link between nano-, micro- and macro- material scales and be able to demonstrated it by defining input and output parameters required by different models.

- Multi-scale nature of materials (nano-, micro-, macro-) - Link between different size scales - Hierarchical approach in material modelling - Atomistic method in materials modelling, aspects of different approaches will be presented, such as: total energy calculations, molecular dynamics simulations ab intio methods - General overview of numerical techniques in materials modelling Application of the numerical techniques to solve material modelling problems will be addressed during the course and some of the commercial software packages will be discussed.

Lectures, seminars and laboratory work.

Approved written exam and mini-projects.

Roberts Joffe

Transition terms
The course T7002T is equal to MPC003

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Course literature consists of textbook chapters and scientific papers distributed during the course.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

0001Written exam4.5TG G U 3 4 5
0002Laboratory work3.0TG U G#

Study guidance
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