Simulating Precipitate Morphology using a Phase Field Model
01 Dec 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Susan P Gentry, Stephen DeWitt, Mingwei Zhang
For this activity, students investigate how precipitate morphology is affected by materials parameters such as anisotropic interfacial energy and misfit strain. They vary the materials parameters in a series of simulations utilizing the nanoHUB tool PRISMS-PF...
Jun 16 2019
Hands-on workshop: Introduction to using nanoHUB’s free online computational materials simulations for undergraduate education
Scaffolding Simulations in a Rate Processes of Materials Course
16 Aug 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Susan P Gentry
This learning resource describes a set of programming assignments that are used in a Rate Processes of Materials course. The assignments are designed around the pedagogical principle of scaffolding, in which students are given initial support structures that are gradually removed. The...
Fracture Behavior (with Cheese!)
21 Jun 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Jessica Anne Krogstad
This presentation introduces fracture behavior of materials with historical context. Several common fracture mechanisms are introduced in the context of fracture surfaces. We also provide examples of common testing configurations relevant to the companion lab...
Understanding Fracture Behavior in Materials Using Cheese
19 Jun 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Jessica Anne Krogstad, Nicole E Johnson-Glauch, Kaitlin Tyler, Rachael Mansbach, Andrew Ferguson
This is a resource from the Girls Learning About Materials (GLAM) outreach camp run at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The learning objectives for this activity are: Students will compare and contrast different types of fracture behavior (ductile/brittle). Students...
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Visualizing Crystal Structures: An interactive group classroom activity
11 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Susan Gentry, Tanya Faltens
Overview This learning activity guides students through the visualization of three-dimensional crystal structures using the software package Ovito. Students work in groups manipulating crystal structures on their personal computers, ranking the planar densities of the (100), (110), and...
How to View Atomic Planes in FCC, NaCl and Simple Cubic Structures using Crystal Viewer
27 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This step by step guide shows how to view atomic planes in some common crystal structures. The crystal structures can be sliced along the planes, and the atomic packing of each plane investigated. Examples are given for viewing the (110) plane in an FCC metal structure, the (100)...
nanoHUB Simulation Activity - Orientations of Common Single Crystal Substrates
07 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
NEW Version 2! (10/17/16) Now includes a link to the saved set of simulations, that can be shared instantly with any nanoHUB user. Other minor edits to update the activity and fix errors. In this activity, you will use Crystal Viewer to create crystal structures with surfaces that are...
Muddiest Point Tensile Test
01 Mar 2016 |
Posted by Tanya Faltens