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Structural Materials: Selection and Economics

Billions of tons of structural materials, such as steel, aluminum, and titanium are used every year. Learn where, why, and when they are used.

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From skyscrapers to transportation infrastructure, structural materials dominate the human landscape. Learning the principles that govern their selection is essential for any aspiring or practicing engineer.

This engineering course will introduce you to the key principles of structural materials selection through a practical curriculum rooted in the real world. The principles taught are general enough to be applied across many domains. Key points are emphasized with interesting examples and anecdotes from industry and academia.

This course benefits aspiring engineers and students with no previous experience as well as the seasoned professional.

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  • Institución: MITx
  • Tema:Ingeniería
  • Nivel:Introductory
  • Prerrequisitos:

    Secondary school (high school); basic mathematics

  • Idioma:English
  • Transcripción de video:English

Lo que aprenderás

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  • Externalities Of Materials Selection
  • Material Price, Cost and Abundance
  • Properties, Limits and Ratio Analysis of Structural Materials
  • How structured materials are manufactured and processed

Plan de estudios

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Lecture 1: Introduction to externalities of materials selection, comprising social, political, economic, military, cultural, environmental and other effects.

Lecture 2: Introduction to relationship between material cost, abundance and usage. Factors influencing availability such as energy density and recyclability are also discussed.

Lecture 3: Introduction to the properties of materials that influence use in structural applications. Discussion of ratio analysis using among other examples steel, aluminum, and titanium.

Lecture 4: Discusses manufacturing and processing factors that effect material choice in various applications. Introduction to causes of material failures.

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"I would highly recommend the class. There are so many real world examples that you will use as an engineer." -- Former Student

"I really like the real world application, I feel like this has been the class that I have learned the most from and will help me in the future." -- Former Student

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