Civil Engineering Materials: Metals, Woods, and Composites

Civil Engineering Materials: Metals, Woods, and Composites
Molecular basis and mechanical behavior of civil engineering structural materials; failure theories; laboratory testing.
 Hours1.5 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCE EN 203 & CE EN 270 & STAT 201
 TaughtFall Term 1, Winter Term 1
 ProgramsContaining CE EN 304
Course Outcomes

Wood and Steel

Be able to extract basic material properties of wood, aluminum and steel from simple mechanical tests.

Failure Mechanisms

Observe and understand the failure mechanisms of isotropic and orthotropic materials.


Develop an ability to communicate effectively.

Experimentation and Data Interpretation

Develop an ability to design and conduct civil engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.


Develop an ability to apply knowledge of structural engineering.


Understand basic characteristics of fiber-reinforced plastic composite materials.

Failure Theories

Be able to apply the maximum normal stress, maximum shear stress, and octahedral shear stress failure theories.