Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Virtual Experiments

Virtual Experiments

These virtual experiments are optimized for high school students, but anyone can learn the basics of materials science and engineering. They simulate basic materials experiments used by scientists and engineers. A scientific format, which presents the experimental conditions, procedure, data, and conclusions, is adopted for each virtual experiment. The goal is to illuminate the issues and important areas of concern within the field of materials.

Learning: The science of materials reveals the relationship between structure and properties.

Designing: The engineering of materials utilizes the known relationship between structure and properties for the purposes of designing a material having a specific set of properties. You can view Creep and Tensile experiments.

Below are some key terms to know before beginning the experiments: