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 ASME

 Pi Tau Sigma


Mohsen (Mo) Shahinpoor

MEE 555: Smart Materials

Course Description:

MEE 555 Smart Materials

This course presents a general coverage of all existing smart/active materials and biomaterials, their characteristics, properties, functions, modeling and simulations and engineering, scientific and medical applications

Pre-requisite : Graduate standing in science and/or engineering

Credit: 3

Contents:

Piezoelectric and piezoresistive materials such as piezoceramics and piezo polymers (ceramics, polymeric, etc.), Electrostrictive materials, Magnetostrictive materials,, Magneto-rheological fluids (MRFs), Electro-rheological fluids (ERFs), Electroactive polymers, (EAPs), Ioic polymer-metal composites (IPMCs), and ionic polymermetal nanocomposites (IPMNCs), Conductive Polymers, Ferroelectric relaxors, Dielectric elastomers, Artificial muscles and biomaterials, Non-ionic gels, Chemomechanical polymers and contractile muscles, Liquid crystal elastomers, Shape memory Alloys and Shape memory polymers, biomaterials, molecular engines, biogenic and bio-inspired intelligent materials.

Grading:

First exam, 4-5 weeks, carries 25% of the final grade

Second exam 8-9 weeks, carries 25% of the final grade

Final exam carries 25% of the final grade

Semester project: carries 15% of the final grade

Homeworks carry 10% Of the final grade

Class Times: to be announced

Office hours: to be announced

Webpage: to be announced

Instructor:   Prof. Mohsen Shahinpoor, 219A Boardman Hall, 581-2143

Class Hours:   TTH 1:00-2:15 in 209 Boardman

Office Hours:  TTH 11:00AM-12:00 Noon

Prerequisites:  Graduate Standing/Consent of Instructor

Text: M. Shahinpoor and Hans-Jörg Schneider, Editors, “ Intelligent Materials”, foreworded by: Nobel Laureate Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (Liquid Crystal Polymers and Elastomers), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Publishers, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road Cambridge CB4 0WF, Great Britain,1 st . edition, (2008)

Technical software: MATLAB Student Version Release 14 (includes Matlab v.7 and Simulink). SolidWorks solid modeling package.

 

Course Policy and Syllabus

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering
5711 Boardman Hall, Room 219
Orono, ME 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2120 | Fax: (207) 581-2379

E-mail: megsmith@maine.edu


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