What are Performance Indices – Lesson 1

As stated in the introduction, design often revolves around performance.

But what does performance even mean? Especially in the context of materials?

This first lesson will discuss material performance, how this connects to our materials selection methodology, and define performance indices and how they can aid in selection.

Please use the provided handout on the course homepage to follow along with the lesson. References and relevant links can be found in the Relevant Links lesson tab.

Alternate video link.