Composite Material Design

Composite Material Design
Macro- and micro-mechanical analysis and design of uni- and multidirectional composite materials.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 250
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 456
Course Outcomes


Develop an understanding of the role of constituents in overall response of composite lamina (micromechanics).


Develop an understanding of how a set of laminae with different orientations affect the overall laminate properties and response (macromechanics).

Elastic and Strength Properties

Analyze elastic and strength properties, and elastic response, of orthotropic and anisotropic materials having both continuous and discontinuous reinforcements.

Classical Lamination Theory

Use Classical Lamination Theory to assess the role of ply orientation on overall axial, bending and twisting elastic deformation of laminates under applied loads.

Failure Theories

Use failure theories for multiaxial loading to determine if a laminate composite will fail for known loading and use this knowledge to design failure resistant structures.