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Module Title LM Introduction to Materials Modelling
SchoolMetallurgy and Materials
Department Metallurgy & Materials
Module Code 04 32194
Module Lead Dr Nils Warnken
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-6 hours
Guided independent study-84 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The module introduces concepts and methods that are widely used in the field of materials modelling and their application. Emphasis is covering methods across length and timescales, in order to allow students to develop understanding of the choice of appropriate tools when addressing practical materials challenges.
Different models are introduced, along with commonly used numerical methods to solve the underlying equations. A number of widely used models will be introduced through hands on sessions using market leading, commercial software packages.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module, student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of current materials modelling tools, their capabilities and limitations, which input is needed and output that is obtained as well as computational effort required.
  • Judge which numerical method is appropriate for solving the equations of common materials models, such as for example, Finite-Difference Method (FDM), Verlet methods, Monte Carlo methods
  • Critically explain the difference between a model and the numerical method to solve the model equations
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply computer software to solve a materials problem by solving an unknown problem within a given amount of time.
  • Assessment 32194-01 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
    Assessment Methods & Exceptions Coursework 100%
    Reading List