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Nicholas S. Boechler
M E 599
Seattle Campus

Special Projects

Written report required. Prerequisite: permission of department chairperson. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

This course provides an introduction to the modeling and design of metamaterials and phononic crystals. The basic principles of linear and nonlinear wave propagation in continuum, periodic, and locally resonant media will be discussed, with an emphasis on acoustic and elastic wave propagation. Topics will include recent advances in metamaterial research, numerical analysis methods, and transformation acoustics techniques.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Prerequisites: none. Previous experience in waves or mechanical vibrations is suggested.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Nicholas S. Boechler
Date: 03/26/2014