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MEC4446 - Composite structures

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: I H Marshall


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Anisotropic elasticity, laminated composites, plates and shells, failure criteria, bearing failures and bearing bypass interaction, notch effects, the joining of composites to both composites and metals, damage tolerance and durability and repair technology. Single and multiple load paths; the concepts of principal structural elements; linear elastic mechanics; fracture toughness. Examples are to be derived from aerospace, maritime and manufacturing industries.


Examination (2 hours): 80%
Assignments and laboratory work: 20%

Contact hours

22 lecture hours and 22 practical/practice class hours


120 credit points completed