Mechanics of Composite Materials
Mechanical behavior of orthotropic composite materials, Introduction to anisotropic elasticity theory, failure theories for orthotropic composites, Classical laminate plate theory (CLPT), Laminated beams and frames made of FRP composites, thin-walled beams, sandwich structural elements, Navier solutions for bending, buckling and vibration of simply-supported laminated plates, hygrothermal behavior of laminated composites, calculation of residual stress and deformation.
By the end of this course the students will be able to:
- Understand introductory concepts of anisotropic theory of elasticity and calculate in various coordinate systems thermo-mechanical tensor components through tensor transforms
- Have assimilated the principles and methods of classical laminate theory (CLT) and calculate stress and strain in each layer of the stacking sequence as well as its effective thermo-mechanical engineering constants
- Perform stress analysis of laminated plates, beams and frames composed of multilayered composites (calculation of stress, strain, displacement tensors in each ply, failure conditions)
This knowledge is necessary and is used in the subsequent course Design with Composite Materials but also in related Diploma Thesis projects. The learning outcomes of this course correspond to the descriptive index 8, according to the European Qualifications Framework.
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