27-766   Defects and Diffusion in Materials

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Fall

This course is designed to allow the student to become familiar with the fundamental principles diffusion in solid materials. The course will include the treatment of diffusion from an atomic scale to micro-structural scales in metals, ceramics, glasses and polymers. In addition, the student will develop skills and methodologies necessary to apply mathematical methods to solve differential equations of relevance to diffusion problems including separation of variables, Laplace transforms and Green's functions. An introduction will be given to the application of numerical solutions. Where appropriate, examples will be taken from problems related to the design of components and the processing and performance of materials.