The main goal of this learning module is to introduce students to the atomic-level processes responsible for plastic deformation in crystalline metals and help them develop a more intuitive understanding of how materials work at molecular scales. The module consists of: i) Two introductory lectures (50 minutes each) available online as audiovisual presentations and, ii) Hands-on lab involving online molecular dynamics (MD) simulations via nanoHUB.org.
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- molecular dynamics
- materials science
- computational materials science
- simuation-based learning
- plastic deformation
- short course
|Lecture Number/Topic||Online Lecture||Video||Lecture Notes||Supplemental Material||Suggested Exercises|
|Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals: Overview Lecture||View Flash||View||Notes (pdf)||YouTube
|Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals: Prelab Lecture||View Flash||View||Notes (pdf)||YouTube
|This lecture provides a detailed description of the activities the students will perform in the lab. We present a tutorial with step by step instructions on how to run MD simulations using the...