Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr W Yan


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.


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

  • understand the basic concepts and the application of composite materials in modern industries;
  • extend the understanding in the fundamentals of mechanics of solids and stress analysis and apply them to the analysis and design of composite materials and structures.


Examination (2 hours): 70%
Assignments, tutorial work and test: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

22 lecture hours and 22 practical/practice class hours


120 credit points completed