Nebenfach Werkstoffsimulation


Choosing this course as a minor offers you the opportunity to learn the foundations and the application of computer-based modeling and simulation methods that are commonly used in computational materials science. Those simulations are an important counterpart to experiments and purely theoretical considerations and have become extremely powerful during the last decades. Knowledge about common simulation methods on different scales together with understanding how the physics transfers into a model and how simulations can be used to answer materials questions is also helpful with respect to your major.

Where does Nebenfach (the minor) stop and how far goes Kernfach (the major)?

The emphasis of the minor is rather on the application of the respective simulation methods. Nonetheless, there are no “black box” simulations and you still will learn about all important mechanisms. Altogether, the amount of code development is significantly smaller as in the major and everybody who has used MATLAB for small programming or scripting tasks will be comfortable.

As opposed to the major, there is only one mandatory course in the minor: Multi-scale Simulation Methods I/II. The (mandatory) practical (Nebenfachpraktikum) is a 'light-version' of the Kernfachpraktikum: students have to pick only 2 practicals out of 6. The only other requirement for the minor is, to get a total of 12.5 ECTS.

Überblick über das Nebenfach Werkstoffsimulation (M2/M3)
Overview over the Matsim MSc minor subjects

Plfichtvorlesungen / mandatory courses: 9.5 ECTS
Introduction to Advanced Maths and Calculus WS: 1.5 ECTS
Multiscale Simulation Methods I WS (1V+1Ü): 3 ECTS
Multiscale Simulation Methods II SS (1V+1Ü): 3 ECTS
Practical (Nebenfachpraktikum) SS (2P): 2 ECTS
Wahlpflichtvorlesungen / elective courses: choose courses with alltogether 2.5 ECTS from this section
Seminar Computational Materials Science I WS: 2 ECTS
Foundations of Finite Element Simulation WS (1V+1Ü): 3 ECTS
Dislocation Theory and Dislocation Simulation WS (1V+1Ü): 3 ECTS
Seminar Computational Materials Science II SS: 2 ECTS
Modeling Materials in Finite Element Simulation SS (1V+1Ü): 3 ECTS
Numerische Methoden in den Werkstoffwissenschaften - Atomistische Methoden SS (1V+1Ü): 3 ECTS
Generalized Continuum Models of Materials Mechanics SS (1V): 2 ECTS
Computational Models of Biomaterial Failure SS (1V+1Ü): 3 ECTS

(WS: winter term, SS: summer term, V: lecture, Ü: tutorial. P: practical)