MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

CIV5MCM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorThuc Vo

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesMethodologies introduced in the lectures and then practiced in the workshops. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems and exam questions. Calculate the material properties of unidirectional lamina composite based on known material properties of fiber and matrix. Determine stresses or strains of unidirectional and angle lamina composite using transformation matrix.  Determine stresses and strains of laminate composite under mechanical loads. Apply failure theories for lamina/laminate composite Apply the classical lamination theory to predict the deflection, natural frequency and buckling load of laminate composite beams/plates

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMENC or SMENCB or SMENM or TM001

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Mechanics of Composite Materials

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorR.M. Jones

Year1999

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCRC Press

ISBN9781560327127

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.routledge.com/Mechanics-Of-Composite-Materials/Jones/p/book/9781560327127 

Other descriptionN/A

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Engineering Mechanics of Composite Materials

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorI.M. Daniel

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford University Press

ISBN9780195150971

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://global.oup.com/academic/product/engineering-mechanics-of-composite-materials-9780195150971?cc=au&lang=en& 

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Mechanics of Composite Materials

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorA.K. Kaw

Year2005

Edition/Volume2

PublisherCRC Press

ISBN9780849313431

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttps://www.routledge.com/Mechanics-of-Composite-Materials/Kaw/p/book/9780849313431 

Other descriptionN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply equations to find mechanical properties of lamina and develop stressstrain relations for unidirectional and angle lamina composite
02. Relates with how laminate composite respond to mechanical loads and how the fiber angles of the individual lamina influence the laminate response
03. Establish the failure criteria for lamina and then apply for laminate based on failure of individual lamina in a laminate composite
04. Apply the classical lamination theory to predict the deflection, natural frequency and buckling load of laminate composite beams/plates

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written assignment 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1

Written Assignment 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2-hour end of semester examination (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written assignment 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1

Written Assignment 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2-hour end of semester examination (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4