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Course Name Mechanics of Composite Materials
Course Code 18SC701
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

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.

Text Books

  • 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.


‘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.

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