MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

CIV5MCM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, student will learn the fundamental principles of the mechanics of composite materials and apply these principles to design of fibre composite laminates. Students are provided with a solid grounding of the properties of composite materials, processing and manufacturing methods, micromechanics and lamination theory and the design of composite structures.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTai Thai

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMENC or SMENCB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMechanics of Composite MaterialsPrescribedJones RM, 1998Taylor & Francis
ReadingsEngineering Mechanics of Composite MaterialsRecommendedDaniel IM, Ishai O, 2006Oxford Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate competency in understanding the failure theory and apply it into the design of laminated composite structures

Activities:
Various failure criteria will be introduced in the lectures. Design examples will be also provided in the lectures and workshops.

02. Analyse the bending behaviour of laminated composite beams and plates

Activities:
Theoretical equations of the classical lamination theory will be introduced in the lectures. The application the classical lamination theory to predict the deflection and stresses in laminated plates and beams will be demonstrated in details in lectures, and reinforced during the workshops.

03. Calculate the buckling load of laminated composite beams and plates

Activities:
Introduce the buckling behaviour of laminated structures. Apply the classical lamination theory to predict the buckling load of laminated plates and beams.

04. Calculate the natural frequency of laminated composite beams and plates

Activities:
Introduce the vibration behaviour of laminated structures. Apply the classical lamination theory to predict the natural frequency of laminated plates and beams.

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Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTai Thai

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (equivalent to 1500 words each)50 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour end of semester examination (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTai Thai

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (equivalent to 1500 words each)50 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour end of semester examination (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04