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MAE 567: Objectives

Advanced Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

Objectives

Please choose one of the topics below and write a literature review paper.

  1. Sort out analytical and computational models which have been developed to model the elastic-plastic behavior of materials. Provide description of each model using your own words and compare your listed models.

  2. Critically review the modeling approaches for ductile materials, for example, polycrystalline metals. Focus on the deformation mechanisms and how to implement the constitutive relation in finite element modeling.

  3. Critically review the modeling approaches for brittle materials, for example, concreates. Focus on the deformation mechanisms and how to implement the constitutive relation in finite element modeling.

  4. Compare the differences of deformation mechanisms between ductile materials and brittle materials.

 

Brainstorming:

Modeling (general term)

--Computational; simulation; analytical models

--Experimental; laboratory; empirical

 

Type of material:

--Polycrystalline metals

--Concreates

--Ductile materials

 

Characteristics of the material:

--Elastic-plastic

---Deformation/deformable

--Brittle materials

 

Build your search strategy using these terms as appropriate for your topic


 

Agenda

  • Overview of library databases and resources
  • Search techniques and tips for searching relevant engineering databases
  • Creating a RefWorks account
  • Exporting some relevant references from a database to Refworks
  • Creating a bibliography using ASME format
  • Importance of crediting/attributing references (Plagiarism)
  • Paraphrasing/Quoting

Where will we find this information?

Journal articles: peer-reviewed, original research, review articles

Books (big picture); formulas, background etc.

Handbooks (for formula etc.); background

Standards (e.g ASTM) experimental, empirical. A document that provides rules or guidelines to achieve order in a given context http://www.etsi.org/standards/what-are-standards

Patents: experimental, empirical, original research, methodology

Ttechnical Reports not peer-reviewed but important technical information – often available free.

This research guide has examples to ALL these resources.