4.493 | Spring 2005 | Graduate
Emergent Materials II


SES # TOPICS readings
Lecture 1 Material Properties and Selection Reading Packet 1

Fernandez, John. “Emerging Materials: A Brave New World Requires Brave New Materials.” Architecture Boston. March-April 2005. pp. 31-33.

———. “From Kaolin to Kevlar Emerging Materials for Inventing New Architecture.” Journal of Architectural Education (2004): 54-65.

Ashby, M. F. “Multi-Objective Optimization in Material Design and Selection.” Acta Metallurgica Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. 2000.

Lovatt, A. M., and H. R. Shercliff. “Manufacturing Process Selection in Engineering Design. Part 1: The Role of Process Selection.” Materials and Design 19 (1998): 205-215.

———. “Manufacturing Process Selection in Engineering Design. Part 2: A Methodology for Creating Task-based Process Selection Procedures.” Materials and Design 19 (1998): 217-230.

Johnson, K. W., P. M. Langdon, and M. F. Ashby. “Grouping Materials and Processes for the Designer: An Application of Cluster Analysis.” Materials and Design 23 (2002): 1-10.

Fridley, Kenneth J. “Wood and Wood-based Materials: Current Status and Future of a Structural Material.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (March/April 2002): 91-96.

Petry, Thomas M., and Dallas N. Little. “Review of Stabilization of Clays and Expansive Soils in Pavements and Lightly Loaded Structures: History, Practice, and Future.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (November/December 2002): 447-460.

Bentur, Arnon. “Cementitious Materials – Nine Millennia and A New Century: Past, Present, and Future.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (January/February 2002): 2-22.

Bakis, C. E., L. C. Bank, V. L. Brown, E. Cosenza, J. F. Davalos, J. J. Lesko, A. Machida, S. H. Rizkalla, and T. C. Triantafillou. “Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction: State-of-the-Art Review.” Journal of Composites for Construction (May 2002): 73-87.

Lecture 2 Responsibility in Materials Use Reading Packet 2
Lecture 3 New Materials and Architectural Form

Emergent Materials and Design

Reading Packet 3
Lecture 4 An Industrial Ecology of Construction Reading Packet 4
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