TAM 525: Advanced Composite Materials

Class Description:

Same as AE 525. See AE 525. 4 graduate hours.

Textbook:

Course notes supplied by the instructor

Recommended:
Vinson and Sierakowski, The Behavior of Structures Composed of Composite Materials. Martinus-Nijhoff (1986)

Topics:

Introduction, elements of mechanics (1 hr)
Micromechanical theories (2 hr)
Review of laminated plate theory (1 hr)
Strength theories and failure mechanisms (3 hr)
Fracture mechanics and toughening mechanisms (5 hr)
Statics, dynamics, and buckling of laminated beams and plates (10 hr)
Statics of laminated shells (4 hr)
Hygrothermal and chemical behavior of polymer matrix composites (4 hr)
Processing of polymer matrix composites (5 hr)
Processing of metal matrix composites (1 hr)
Processing of ceramic matrix composites (1 hr)
Viscoelastic analysis of polymer matrix composites (3 hr)
Residual stresses (4 hr)
Midterm exam (1 hr)
TOTAL HOURS: 45

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