Introduction to Composites: Concept of Composite materials, Classification of Composites, Various types of composites, Classification-based on Matrix Material: Organic Matrix Composites (Polymer matrix composites (PMC) / Carbon Matrix Composites or Carbon-Carbon Composites, Advantages of Composites materials. Reinforcements and Matrices for various types of composites Fibers / Reinforcement Materials, Role and Selection of reinforcement materials, Types of fibers, Mechanical properties of fibers
Functions of Matrix, Desired Properties of Thermosets and Thermoplastics, Metal matrix, Ceramic matrix, Carbon Matrix, Glass Matrix etc. Laminated composites, Lamina and Laminate Lay-up, Ply-orientation definition, Manufacturing processes. Testing of Composites:Mechanical testing of composites, Tensile testing, Compressive testing.
Determination of longitudinal and transverse strengths of lamina, mechanics of short fiber composites, stress-strain relationships of anisotropic lamina with arbitrary orientations, analysis of laminated composites, types of laminates, stress-strain variation in laminates using classical lamination theory, thermal stresses in laminates, different types of failure criteria, introduction to inter-laminar stresses in composites