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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)W Yan


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): 70%
Assignments and tutorial work: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Mark Thompson

Contact hours

22 lecture hours and 22 practical/practice class hours


120 credit points completed