MMP532 Mechanics of Composite Materials

Code MMP532
Name Mechanics of Composite Materials
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Machine Building
Faculty
Academic staff Juris Kalinka, Andrejs Krasņikovs, Vladimirs Gonca
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Composite materials. Fibers. Matrix materials. Types of composite materials. Calculation of the streses and strains in composite materials. The methods and models of micromechanics of composites. The model of the unidirectional composite. The model of the composite, armed with short fibers. FEM apliccation in the micromechanics of composite materials. Macromechanics of composites. Strength and fracture in composites..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Introduce students to the specifics of mechanics of composite materials. The folloving tasks should be solved: 1.Calculation of strength and stress; 2.Application of the methods of micromechanics; 3.Application of FEM using computer software; 4.Calculation of strength of composite materials; 5.Experiments with composite materials
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students will be able to use micromechanical proceses in the loading of composite materials - Questions at the examination
Students will be able to use micromechanic methods in calculation of composite materials - Questions at the examination
Students will be able to calculate the strength of composite materials - Questions at the laboratory works
Students will be able to create composite materals with the preconditioned qualities - Questions at the seminars
Students will be able to create optimal construction projects with composite materials - Questions at the seminars
Students will be able to conduct an experiment taking into account the specifics of composite materials - Questions at the laboratory works
Course prerequisites Theoretical mechanics. Strength of materials. Physics. Mathematics.

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