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Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Nano Mechanics and Materials
 
Program Outline :

Each session is 3 hrs with breaks in between each topic.
L:(lecture) P:(practicum)

Monday's Registration and Breakfast is from 7:30am - 8:00am.  
Opening remarks and lecture start 8:00am. For the rest of the week, breakfast and lecture start at 8:30 am.

Daily Luncheon is from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monday Dinner is at 6:00pm at Norris Center

Mon 8:30-12:00
L1: Principals of Classical Lagrangian/Hamiltonian Mechanics and its relations to MD
L2: Interatomic Potentials and Force Fields
L3: Intro to MD Simulations, Canonical & Grand Canonical Ensembles

Mon 1:00-4:30 pm
L4: MC Simulations: Extraction of T-Average Properties from MD & MC
P1: Demonstration of simple MD and FEM Matlab and Mathematica codes: A Teaching Tool
P2: Practical experience with codes; Examples of MD

Tue 8:30-12:00
L5: Lattice Mechanics and Multiscale Boundary Conditions in Solids
L6: Multi-Length and Multi-Time Scale Problems - Nanostructures; Diffusion
L7: Nanoindentation and Nanotribology I

Tue 1:00-4:30 pm
L8: Bridging Scale Methods I: Coupling of MD to Continuum
L9: Examples of Structural Optimization/Relaxation
P3: Lab Tours #1

Wed 8:30-12:00
L10: Nanoindentation and Nanotribology II
L11: Quantum Mechanics & Density Functional Theory for Materials Design
P4: Lab session on MC and Thermodynamics codes

Wed 1:00-4:30pm
L12: Bridging Scale Methods II: Coupling of MD to Continuum and Introduction to FEM
L13: Intro to Surfaces and Interfaces; Nanodeposition
P5: Lab Tours #2

Thu 8:30-12:00
L14: Links between Theory and Experiment I: Essential Collaborations
L15: Nanocomposites - Theory and Experiment I
L16: Nanocomposites - Theory and Experiment II

Thu 1:00-4:30 pm
L17: Links between Theory and Experiment II: Clean Lab vs Real World
P6: Lab session on MD/FEM/Continuum Bridging using Matlab
P7: Lab Tours #3

Fri 8:30-12:00
L18: Materials Design - Overview and Meso- to Macro-Scale
L19: QM <=>Classical<=>Experimental Feedback Loops
L20: Summing Up: Status of the Field and the Future

Lab Tours:

Physics & Astronomy:
     Films, Patterns-Via Sputtering
     Wires, Junctions, Nanofabriction

Chemistry:
     Nanodrawing, Nanoparticle Sensors
     Nanopatterning
     Computational Chemistry Facility

Material Science & Engineering:
     NUANCE Microscopy Facility
     Surface Electron & X-Ray Diffraction
     Semiconductor Structures