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Unified Engineering Lecture M21 12/2/2003 Materials Selection
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Objective Aim to provide coherent overview of material selection Materials (and structural configurations and processes) should be selected for applications based on measurable criteria
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Key Ideas It is possible to compare the suitability of materials for a given application according to quantifiable performance metrics based on material properties Properties (such as Young’s modulus, density, strength) quantify material performance Some materials properties are more invariant than others Role of scale, role of manufacturing, microstructure Fiber composite allow flexibility Important to know what you can change - or not!
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Function, Material, Process and Shape Function Transmits loads, heat resonates, contains pressure stores energy etc. At minimum weight, cost, size, or maximum efficiency, safety etc. (rest of Unified)
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course AERO 16.01 taught by Professor Markdrela during the Fall '05 term at MIT.

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