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Economic & Environmental Issues in Materials Selection


Provider
MIT OpenCourseware

Price
Free

School
MIT

Type
University

Instructor
Prof. Randolph Kirchain

Category
Engineering

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
Choice of material has implications throughout the life-cycle of a product, influencing many aspects of economic and environmental performance. This course will provide a survey of methods for evaluating those implications. Lectures will cover topics in material choice concepts, fundamentals of engineering economics, manufacturing economics modeling methods, and life-cycle environmental evaluation.