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1.035 Multiscale Characterization of Materials

Prereq: 1.050, 18.03
U (Spring)
12 Units

Introduces the structure and properties of natural and manufactured building materials. Emphasizes effects of molecular and nanoscopic structure and interactions on macroscopic material behavior. Focuses on design of biological and artificial structural materials. Discusses material aspects of sustainable development. Includes durability, deterioration mechanisms, and damage assessment of building materials. Presents principles of experimental characterization techniques. Explores spectroscopic, microscopic and mechanical approaches to characterize structure and properties from molecular up to the macroscopic scale. In laboratory and in-field sessions, students design and implement experimental approaches to characterize natural and building materials and study their interaction with the environment.

F. Ulm

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