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Mechanics of Composite Materials
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Mechanics of Composite Materials' is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Composite materials and its characteristics – Analysis of an orthotropic lamina- Analysis of laminated composites- Fracture mechanics- Determination of strain energy release rate- Manufacturing Processes- Testing of Composites – Stress analysis – interlaminar stresses and free edge effects- Failure Criteria – Whitness nuismer failure criteria- Vibration and stability analysis – Introduction to Design of Composite Structures – Introduction to structural Design and Analysis of mechanically fastened joints – Optimization Concepts – Fatigue in Composites – Effects of holes in Laminates – Transverse shear effects- Post curing shapes of Unsymmetric Laminates – Environmental Effects on Composite Materials – Study of Hygrothermic effects on laminates- Quality control and Characterization of Composite- Non Destructive testing on Composites- Recycling of Composites – Primary and Secondary Recycling of Composites.

  • Fiber Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing and Design, Mallick P.K., CRC Press, 2007.
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials, Robert M. Jones, Second Edition, Taylor and Francis, 1998.
  • Primer on Composite Materials Analysis, Halpin J.C., CRC Press, 1992.
  • Composite Materials Technology – Processes and Properties, Mallick P.K and Newman S. (Ed.), Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, 1990.
  • Analysis and Performance of Fiber Composites, Agarwal B.D. and Broutmen L.J., John Wiley and Sons, 1990.