2.002 Mechanics and Materials II

Introduces mechanical behavior of engineering materials, and the use of materials in mechanical design. Emphasizes the fundamentals of mechanical behavior of materials, as well as design with materials. Major topics: elasticity, plasticity, limit analysis, fatigue, fracture, and creep. Materials selection. Laboratory experiments involving projects related to materials in mechanical design. The Portela Group actively works in incorporating aspects of Architected Materials design and Nanomechanics in the curriculum.

2.002 Design Challenge 2022

We organized a design challenge as part of a lab for students to come up with the stiffest design for an architected material.