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MEC4446

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr W Yan

Synopsis

Specific modulus and specific strength; 3D stress and 3D strain tensors; anisotropic elasticity; composite lamina and composite laminate; hygrothermal strain and hygrothermal stress analysis of composite structures; failure theories for a composite lamina; micromechanical analysis of a composite lamina; classical lamination theory for composite laminate, failure analysis of composite laminates, design of composite laminates, finite element analysis of composite materials and structures.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. list the application examples of composite materials in modern industries and explain the advantages of applying composite materials in structures
  2. recall the stress-strain relationships for anisotropic materials
  3. analyse the strength and stiffness of composite laminate structures
  4. design composite laminates to meet strength, stiffness and cost requirement
  5. carry out the finite element analysis on anisotropic materials and composite laminate structure

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

2 hours of lectures, 2 hours of laboratory/tutorial classes and 8 hours private study per week.

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Prerequisites

120 credit points completed