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MTE5503

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)W Cook

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%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

Contact hours

12 hours per week