MMP343 Mechanics of Composite and Elastic Materials

Code MMP343
Name Mechanics of Composite and Elastic Materials
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Machine Building
Academic staff Vladimirs Gonca, Olga Kononova, Andrejs Krasņikovs
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Classification of elastomers. Creep and relaxation. Mechanical models. Walter principle. Hysteresis. Creep phenomenon for metal structures. composite material properties. Reinforcement structures. Composites manufacturing technology. Stress approaches. Strength criteria. Material structure optimization..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the study course is to help students to acquire skills required to calculate and analyze beams and bars of engineering construction, taking into account assigned requirements and criteria. The task - to assess the strength and stability for designed construction.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to analyze the elastomer and composite material mathematical models and physical equations. - Test and examination tasks on elastomer and composite material models and physical equations.
Students are able to perform and analyze the experimental studies of elastomers and composite materials. - The exam: applying the experimental results a student should get a physical equation and make conclusions on elastomer and composite materials.
Students are able to design the material composition in terms of temperature, time and temporary strength requirements. - Study project: elastomers, and composite material properties and survivability prediction calculations with computer software programs.
Course prerequisites Mathematics, physics, mechanics.

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