Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Mechanics of composites

ME-430

Lecturer(s) :

Curtin William

Language:

English

Summary

Students will learn how to compute elastic, thermal, and other properties of composites as a function of materials and geometry; understand damage modes and strength limits for various classes of composites (polymers, metals, ceramics reinforced with particles or fibers).

Content

The course will consist of a systematic development of the mechanical models for predicting, or interpreting experimental results on, the mechanical properties of composites, including homogenized continuum response, damage mechanisms, strength/toughness, across the full spectrum of materials and geometries of current and future composite materials.

Keywords

Composites, Mechanical Behavior, Homogenization, Strength, Failure

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra

Assessment methods

Homework and mini-project assignments during the semester; final written exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10CM013
CM1104
    
10-11    
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17 CM1100
CM1103
   
17-18 CM1100
CM1103
   
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