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2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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APSC 457 - Computational Materials Design

Spring (3) Prerequisite(s): APSC 201  and APSC 301  and MATH 302  and PHYS 256  

Application of computational methods to the design of materials with desired structure and performance. The methods will span multiple length and time scales, including molecular dynamics simulations, coarse graining methods, Monte Carlo simulations, finite element approaches, stochastic methods for optimiza­tion and sampling, and computational thermodynamics to model structural and thermal properties. Ways to connect methods effective at different length scales into coherent, true multi-scale solutions and appli­cations, including experimental validation methods, will be emphasized. Lectures will be complemented by computer labs with hands-on exercises.