ME 638 Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures (3 0 3)

Composite materials and structures used in engineering applications. Types of composite materials and basic manufacturing techniques, elastic constants of composites, damage, laminated beam and plate theories, analysis of bending and buckling of laminates, thick composite plates. Physical properties and mechanical behavior of polymer, metal, ceramic, cementitious, cellulosic and biological composite systems; micro- and macro-mechanics; lamination and strength analyses; static and transient loading; fabrication; recycling; design; analytical-experimental correlation; applications.