This page focuses on the course 3.054 Cellular Solids: Structure, Properties and Applications as it was taught by Dr. Lorna Gibson in Spring 2014.
This course spotlights the structure and mechanical behavior of honeycombs and foams; students apply models for the behavior of cellular solids to applications in engineering and medicine and to natural materials.
Academic and industry careers, including biomedical engineering, orthopedics, osteoporosis, orthopedic materials, and materials for engineering applications.
Offered every spring.
The students' grades were based on the following activities:
Undergraduates (mostly juniors or seniors), and graduate students.
Mainly material science and engineering students.
Students must have taken a course in solid mechanics or mechanical behavior of material in order to be able to follow the derivations and understand what goes on in this course.
During an average week, students were expected to spend 12 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows:
In the following short videos, Professor Lorna Gibson describes various aspects of how she taught 3.054 Cellular Solids.