Classification, Types, characteristics & selection of composites, prepegs, sandwich construction.

Micro and Macro mechanics of a lamina: four elastic moduli – Rule of mixture, ultimate strengths of unidirection lamina - Hooke’s law - number of elastic constants - Two – dimensional relationship of compliance & stiffness matrix. Hooke’s law for two dimensional angle lamina, Engineering constants - Theories of failure.

Macro Mechanical analysis of laminate - Kirchoff hypothesis – CLT, A,B,& D matrices - Engineering constants - Special cases of laminates, Failure criterion.

Manufacturing processes and Quality assurance of composites.

Metal matrix composites, Application developments - future potential of composites.


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2) Autar K. Kaw, “Mechanics of Composite Materials”, CRC Press, 1994.

3) Rober M Joness, “Mechanics of Composite Materials”, Mc Graw HIll,1982.