Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)

ICME Educational Resources

Educational materials are provided below as a resource for educators teaching an ICME course or to individuals looking to learn more about ICME.

The primary objective of an ICME course is to learn the process of analyzing and understanding computational tools at different length scales and how they interact with each other in terms of bridging. Although engineering products and systems can fail, their design requirements allowing for new tools for efficient and effective evaluation is crucial. As such, courses should cover plasticity, damage/fracture, and fatigue in the context of designing metallic structures from the view of multiple length scales. An ICME course should also examine experimental techniques for model exploration, model calibration, and model validation as well as failure prevention in the context of a diverse set of actual case studies. The case studies can be used to provide real world examples for the material failure mechanisms and analysis tools that are covered in an ICME course.