Mechanics of Composite Materials (2170103)  

Syllabus

Sr. Topics Teaching Hours Module Weightage
1
Introduction to Composite Materials:
Definitions: Composite material, Fiber, Matrix. Types of fibers and Raw Fiber Properties, Types of Matrix, Prepegs, Fillers and other Additives
2
10 %
2
Advantages and applications:
Advantages of Composite Materials and Structures. Applications and Use of Composite materials in present world
2
10 %
3
Basics of composites:
Mechanical Behavior of Composite Materials. Lamina, Laminate: The basic building block of a composite material
2
20 %
4
Micromechanical Analysis of Composite Strength and Stiffness:
Properties of typical composite materials. Volume and Weight Fractions. Longitudinal Strength and Stiffness. Transverse Modulus. In-plane shear Modulus. Poisson’s ratio
9
20 %
5
Elastic Properties of the Unidirectional Lamina:
Stress-strain relationships. Engineering Constants. Stress strain relations of a Thin Lamina. Examples
8
20 %
6
Analysis of Laminated Composites:
Laminates, Basic Assumptions, Strain-Displacement Relationship, Stress-Strain Relationships, Equilibrium Equations, Laminate Stiffness, Determination of Lamina Stresses and Strains, Types of Laminate Configuration, Balanced Laminate, Anti-symmetric Laminate, Examples
12
20 %