14D144 - Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells

Course specification
Course titleMechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionComposite materialsОблик условљености
    The goalA major goal of this course is to enable students to understand mechanical behavior of laminar composite plates and shells through professors theoretical analysis and computational examples. The existence of this course is completely justified if you take into a consideration the fact that implementation of the elements of certain geometry in engineering constructions has the growing significance. Analysis of micro and macro-mechanical behavior of composite materials will be taught in this course. After lectures of introduction about basic parameters of elasticity and strength of these materials, special attention is ascribe to the analysis of a different tensions and layer deformations, that can occur in plates and shells of composite materials. Beside these properties, strentgh and criteria of damage and crack are also observed.
    The outcomeAccomplishing the objectives of the course will enable students to complement their knowledge on composite materials and they will be ready to apply it on real examples, computation and design of composite material construction in a shape of lamina and shells.
    Contents of lecturesI THE INTRODUCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS: Classification; Elementarily terminology in mechanics of composite materials; II MICROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINA: Volume and mass percentage, density; elementarily terms of resilience and solidness; Modulus of elasticity in longitudinal and transverse direction, Poisson coefficient, modulus of rigidity, solidness of uniaxial laminas; III MACROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF LAMINA: Concept and description of lamina-panel; types; Hooke’s law for uniaxial and multiaxial lamina; Criteria for damage and breakage; IV THIN PANELS: Theory of strength; Computation of tension and deformation in panels; V THEORY AND ANALYSIS OF LAMINA SHELLS: Theory of membrane strength; Computation of tension and deformation in shells
    Contents of exercisesComputational examples, preparation for colloquium (test on computational problems; similar to midterms) and seminar work (small research project; similar to term paper)
    1. S. Putić, "Mehanika kompozitnih materijala", skripta, TMF, Beograd, 2008.
    2. K. Kaw, "Mechanics of composite materials", second edition, Taylor&Francis CRC PRESS, 2006.
    3. J. N. Reddy, "Mechanics of composite materials and shells-theory and analysis", second edition, Taylor&Francis CRC PRESS, 2003.
    4. Z. Gurdal, R. Haftka, P. Hajela, “Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials“, John Wiley&Sons, INC, 1999.
    5. V. Vasiliev, E. Morozov, “Mechanics and Analysis of Composite materials“, Elsevier Science Ltd, 2001.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures in amphitheatre, using blackboard and video; ; Exercises in classrooms, using blackboard, video beam, overhead projector
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper30
    Practical lessons15Oral examination30