MSE 215 – Introduction to Computational Materials Science

Course Number: MSE 215
Course Units: 3

Instructor: Professor Daryl C. Chrzan

Catalog Description: Introduction to computational materials science. Development of atomic scale simulations for materials science applications. Application of kinetic Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics, and total energy techniques to the modeling of surface diffusion processes, elastic constants, ideal shear strengths, and defect properties. Introduction to simple numerical methods for solving coupled differential equations and for studying correlations.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Format: Three hours of lecture per week.