The course covers mechanics based analysis of fibrous (continuous and discontinuous) and particulate composites, generalized Hooke’s law for anisotropic and orthotropic materials. Topics: Stress strain transformations and failure criterion for anisotropic materials. Analysis of composite beams in tension, flexure and torsion. Analysis of composite shells and grid-stiffened structures.
Prerequisite: ME 5243 and ME 6213 or adviser approval.