Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMPH012-05
Vaknaam Micromechanics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Micromechanics
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. Critically assess a constitutive theory from the point of view of continuum thermodynamics.
2. compute, or provide accurate estimates of, the elastic properties of composite materials
3. (depending on the selected topics) explain multiscale plasticity of crystalline materials
4. (depending on the selected topics) compute the effective elastic and plastic properties of foams
5. (depending on the selected topics) describe damage development leading to ductile fracture
6. (depending on the selected topics) explain the multiscale aspects of high-temperature creep failure.
7. (depending on the selected topics) describe fracture mechanisms in terms of cohesive surfaces
8. (depending on the selected topics) quantitatively explain the difference between flexible and semi-flexible polymers and characterize their elastic response.
9. (depending on the selected topics) describe the coupling between electricity and elasticity in piezoelectric materials.
Omschrijving Materials derive their properties from their composition and from their microstructure. But what is the precise relationship between structure and property? The field of Micromechanics develops tools to make such relationships in a quantitative way, for a varying classes of material properties. This course is an introduction to the field, with an in-depth treatment of a handful of topics that are selected together with the students.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
(LC 20, ASM 25, self study 95 hrs.)
Toetsvorm Mondeling tentamen (OR), Opdracht (AST)
(20% OR, 80% AST)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. ir. E. van der Giessen
Docent(en) prof. dr. ir. E. van der Giessen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Micromechanics (lecture notes for the selected topics in this year)
E. van der Giessen
Entreevoorwaarden Students are expected to have followed the course Solid Mechanics (RuG code NASM-08 in BSc programme) or equivalent.
Opmerkingen Grade = 0.8 H + 0.2 O,
where H = average of grades for each homework/assignment, and O is grade for oral exam.

Pass requires G > 5.5.

This course was registered last year with course code NAMM-08
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Applied Physics  ( Keuzevakken in Mechanics of Materials) - semester I a keuze: MOM
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy - Physics - Energy & Environment - semester I a
MSc Mechanical Engineering: Materials for Mechanical Engineering  (Compulsory Courses) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Nanoscience  (Optional Courses) - semester I a keuze
MSc Physics: Advanced Materials  ( Keuzevakken in Fundamentals of Materials Physics) - semester I a keuze: FMP**
Tweejaarlijkse vakken  (Oneven jaren) - semester I a -