14MIMKM4 - Mechanics of Composite materials

Course specification
Course titleMechanics of Composite materials
Study programmeMaterial Engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionComposite materialsОблик условљености
    The goalThe main objective of this course is to introduce the student to a behavior of composite materials through the theoretical analysis and computational examples. Existence of a course like this one is completely justified, especially if you take into a consideration that implementation of elements of the observed materials in engineering constructions is growing significantly.
    The outcomeAfter passing this course students will make their knowledge about composite materials complete. They will be ready to apply it for solving practical problems, different computations, and to design constructions made of composite materials.
    Contents of lectures1. INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITE MATERIALS: Classification; Structure and components; Terms in mechanics of composite materials. 2. MACROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF A LAMINA: Stress; Strain; Elastic Moduli; Hook’s law for different types om Materials; Relation ship of compliance and stiffness matrix to Engineering elastic constans of a lamina; Strehgth failure theories of an angle lamina; Transformation of stresses and strains. 3. MICROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF A LAMINA: Volume fractions; Mass fractions; Density; Void content; Elasticity constants; Elastic moduli; Ultimate strengths of a uniderctional lamina. 4. MACROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF A LAMINATES: Stress-strain relations for a laminate; In-plane and shear modulus. 5. FAILURE AND CRACKS: Failure criteria and analysis in different structures of composite materials; Failure analysis. 6. BENDING OF COMPOSITE BEAMS: Analysis for symmetric and nonsymmetric composite beams.
    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 lecturesTest paper60
    Practical lessons15Oral examination