Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge to:
- Identify, describe and evaluate the properties of fibre reinforcements, polymer matrix materials and commercial composites.
- Develop competency in one or more common composite manufacturing techniques, and be able to select the appropriate technique for manufacture of fibre-reinforced composite products.
- Analyse the elastic properties and simulate the mechanical performance of composite laminates; and understand and predict the failure behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites
- Apply knowledge of composite mechanical performance and manufacturing methods to a composites design project
- Critique and synthesise literature and apply the knowledge gained from the course in the design and application of fibre-reinforced composites.
- Modelling and Manufacturing Lab Report (20%)
- Problem Set (20%)
- Design Exercise (20%)
- Exam (40%)
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Workload2-hour lecture per week + 1 hour lecture per week + 2-hour tutorial slot per week + 5 hours of laboratory work in total
Requisite and Incompatibility
Ronald F. Gibson, "Principles of Composite Materials Mechanics" (Second edition), CRC Press, 2007
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