Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Advanced composites in engineering structures

CIVIL-443

Lecturer(s) :

Keller Thomas
Vassilopoulos Anastasios

Language:

English

Summary

The objective of the course is to: 1. Introduce topics in properties, processing, mechanical behavior, characterization, analysis and structural design of Fiber Reinforced Composites 2. Help students develop their research skills through independent investigations on research topics.

Content

1. Introduction-Basic ideas about the use of composite materials, fibers, resins, applications.
2. Manufacturing of composite materials-composite components.
3. Basic mechanics of composites-Anisotropic theory of elasticity.
4. Mechanics of laminates.
5. Classical lamination theory.
6. Introduction to structural design.
7. Laboratory experience: Fabrication and testing of laminates.
8. Failure of FRP laminates.
9. Fatigue of composite materials.
10. Joints and joining techniques.

Keywords

Composites, engineering structures, mechanics of composites, laminates analysis.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

No obligation.

Recommended courses

Basic knowledge of physics, mechanics of materials, mathematics.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures will be given in the class assisted by powerpoint presentations.

Lecture notes will be distributed before each class.

Expected student activities

Class participation.

Homework (not obligatory).

Assessment methods

Project report and oral exam (based on project presentation).

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

No textbook required

Notes/Handbook

Lecture notes are distributed.

Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11    GCA330
11-12    
12-13    GCA330
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German