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KT8307 - Nanomechanics

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

Nanotechnology is able to create many new materials and devices with novel properties for a vast range of applications. Nanomechanics is an important part of applied nanotechnology. This course focuses on the latest scientific developments and discoveries in the field of both computational and experimental nanomechanics, and the study of mechanical properties of materials and structures with size down to nano meter scale. At this level, mechanical properties are intimately related to chemistry, physics and quantum mechanics. The topics include the force interaction at atomic level; deformation and fracture mechanisms at nano-scale; molecular dynamic simulation of nano-crystalline materials; principle and theory of nanoindentation technology; size effect at nano-scale. The course consists of molecular simulation projects.

Learning outcome

This course aims to provide students with the introduction and background of how to analyze the force and deformation of materials at atomic and molecular level by both computational and experimental methodologies, and link to mechanical properties at micro- and macroscopic level. Nanomechanics has the following objectives. Candidates will learn the knowledge of: Basic knowledge of experimental and computational nanomechanics; Force interaction at different scales; Potentials and methodology of molecular dynamic simulation; Principle and theory of nanoindentation technology; In-situ nanomechanical testing of pillars and beams; Size effect at nano-scale. At the end of the course, the students should be able to: Describe the force interaction at atomic and molecular scale; Calculate elastic modulus by both experimental and computational methods; Characterize mechanical properties by nanoindentation test; and Perfrom molecular dynamic simulation to evaluate mechanical properties. General knowledge: Explain deformation and fracture mechanism at nano-scale; Carry out nanoindentation test on conventional materials and pillars; and Perform mechanical analyses of materials by molecular dynamic simulation.

Learning methods and activities

The course will include class lectures by lecturers, invited guest lectures, lab lectures if the current HSE regulation allows, individual hands-on projects and obligatory exercises. The lectures are in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercices

Further on evaluation

The course contains four exercises including molecular dynamics simulations, and one final semester report on topics that are agreed by both student and lecturers in advance.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Lecture notes and self-reading materials provided by lecturers.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Materials
  • Mechanics
  • Nanotechnology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering

Examination

Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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