## Courses

Aero 714. Atomistic modeling of
materials

The new course is intended for engineering graduate students with
interests in the simulation of materials at the atomic scale using
academic and commercial software. Specific topics include: Monte Carlo
and molecular dynamics simulations, density functional theory and the
total-energy pseudopotential method, free energy and phase transitions,
linear response theory, rare event simulations, first-principles
molecular dynamics and dynamical Monte Carlo models. The course
includes lectures covering theoretical aspects followed by
computational lab sessions at the CAEN Windows training rooms
(Duderstadt center) where students will be trained in atomistic
simulations.

**Aero 510. Finite Elements in Mechanical and Structural
Analysis I**

*Prerequisite: Aero 315. I (3 credits)
*Introductory level. Finite element solutions for structural
problems, Normal modes, forced vibrations, transient non-linear scalar
field problems, large deformation, nonlinear elasticity. Computer
laboratory based on a general
purpose finite element code.

**Aero 315. Aircraft and Spacecraft Structures**

*Prerequisite: preceded by Aero 215 and Math 216. I, II (4 credits)*

Concepts of displacement, strain, stress, compatibility, equilibrium, and constitutive equations as used in solid mechanics. Emphasis is on boundary-value problem formulation via simple examples, followed by the use of the finite-element method for solving problems in vehicle design.

**AEROSP 215. Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Aerospace Structures**
Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by MATH 216 and AEROSP 245. I, II (4 credits)
An introduction to the fundamental phenomena of solid and structural mechanics in Aerospace systems. Includes analysis and numerical methods of solutions used for design of thin-walled Aerospace structures. Emphasis is placed on understanding behavior particular to thin-walled structures.

**AEROSP 416 (NAVARCH 416). Theory of Plates and Shells **
Prerequisite: AEROSP 315. II alternate years (3 credits)
Linear elastic plates. Membrane and bending theory of axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric shells. Variational formulation of governing equations boundary conditions. Finite element techniques for plate and shell problems.

**AEROSP 513. Foundations of Solid and Structural Mechanics I **
Prerequisite: AEROSP 315, MECHENG 311 or equivalent. I (3 credits)
Introduction to linear continuum and structural mechanics. Three-dimensional analysis of stress and infinitesimal strain, including transformation of tensors, equations of motion, and kinematic compatibility. Boundary value problem formation. Constitutive relations for isotropic and anisotropic linear elastic materials. Introduction to variational calculus and energy methods. Applications to thin-walled and slender aerospace structures.