Courses of Study 2014-2015 
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Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAE 4130 - [Mechanics of Composite Structures]

Spring. Next Offered 2015-2016. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MAE 2120  and MAE 3250  strictly enforced. Satisfies Senior Design requirement if enrolled in MAE 4131 . Co-meets with MAE 4131 .


Covers the fundamentals of mechanical analysis and material selection for composite materials. Topics include an overview of composite types, advantages, applications and fabrication; anisotropic elasticity; specific composite constitutive equations including plane stress and lamination theory; failure analysis; boundary value problems using composite materials; experimental methods and an introduction to micromechanics. Lectures cover essential background material and theoretical developments. Labs provide hands-on experiences for understanding composite materials properties and performance.

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