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MTE5503 - Composites and multiphase polymers

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): W Cook

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

Composite benefits and applications. Resins and fibres. Composite manufacture. Elasticity and stress analysis. Strength, modulus and Poisson's ratio of undirectional composites. Orientation dependence. Short fibre composites. Laminate theory. Toughness of composites. Characteristisation of composites and their performance. Multiphase polymer materials; thermodynamics of blending, properties of polymer blends and foamed polymers; production and properties of structural foams. Orientated polymers.

Objectives

Composite benefits and applications. Resins and fibres. Composite manufacture. Elasticity and stress analysis. Strength, modulus and Poisson's ratio of undirectional composites. Orientation dependence. Short fibre composites. Laminate theory. Toughness of composites. Characteristisation of composites and their performance. Multiphase polymer materials; thermodynamics of blending, properties of polymer blends and foamed polymers; production and properties of structural foams. Orientated polymers.

Assessment

Case study reports and assignments: 60%
Examination: 40%

Contact hours

12 hours per week

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