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Course Description:

To develop a strong understanding of composite materials. Learn about the various mainstream manufacturing methods, develop a strong understanding of the role of constituents in overall response of composite lamina, and how a set of laminae with different orientations affects the overall laminate properties and response. Finally apply these concepts to analyze and design fiber-reinforced composites for engineering applications.

Course Textbook:

Mark E. Tuttle, “Structural Analysis of Polymeric Composite Materials”, Second Edition.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to the history and background of composite materials for aerospace applications
  • Overview of fibers and resins types
  • Overview of manufacturing techniques
  • Micromechanics
  • Macromechanics
  • Stress-Strain relations for anisotropic elasticity
  • Classical Lamination Theory
  • Stress Analysis and Failure Criteria
  • Structural Testing
  • Bending of composites laminates
  • Buckling of composites laminates
  • Fracture Mechanic models
  • Stress Concentrations
  • Damage Tolerance considerations