Argonne National Laboratory

Upcoming Events

Modeling Materials Short Course

Professors Ellad B. Tadmor and Ronald E. Miller
November 18, 2013 8:00AM to November 22, 2013 5:00PM
Building 240, Room 1406-1407
Training Class
This is a short course on Modeling Materials by by Ellad B. Tadmor and Ronald E. Miller. The authors of the textbooks "Modeling Materials: Continuum, Atomistic and Multiscale Techniques" and "Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics."

Material properties emerge from phenomena on scales ranging from angstroms to millimeters, and only a multiscale treatment can provide a complete understanding. Materials researchers must therefore understand fundamental concepts and techniques from different fields. Incorporating continuum mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, atomistic simulations and multiscale techniques, the course will explain many of the key theoretical ideas behind multiscale modeling. Classical topics are blended with new techniques to demonstrate the connections between different fields and highlight current research trends. The target audience is researchers in academia and industry involved in or interested in predictive materials modeling. By "predictive modeling," we mean models that can predict material response based on fundamental atomic-scale information as opposed to traditional phenomenological (empirical) engineering practices.

This five day course is equivalent to a one semester graduate level course in modeling materials.