|Semester 1, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
Examiner: Allan Manalo
Pre-requisite: CIV3506 or (MEC2402 and MEC3203)
Components and structures manufactured from fibre reinforced polymer composites are used increasingly in a variety of industries. Composite materials have many desirable properties over conventional metallic materials including high corrosion resistance, high strength to weight ratio, and they can easily be optimised to suit any applied load. Moreover, composites are durable materials which are important in attaining a more sustainable and almost maintenance free infrastructure. However, there is still a lack of practicing engineers who are trained to design and use fibre composite materials.
This course provides knowledge and theory on the governing principles of fibre composite materials and structures, characterization, performance and other technical aspects relating to the design and use of fibre composites in various engineering applications.
Course learning outcomes
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- review and communicate the recent advances in composite materials, constituent materials of composites, and composite manufacturing processes;
- predict the mechanical properties of composite materials;
- analyse unidirectional lamina and laminates;
- evaluate and critique the techniques used for composite property evaluation;
- appraise and report the desirability of composite materials and structures in various engineering applications.
|1.||Introduction to composites and its application, materials and fabrication processes||10.00|
|2.||Properties of unidirectional composites||20.00|
|3.||Analysis of composite lamina and laminates||20.00|
|4.||Property evaluation of composite materials||15.00|
|5.||Analysis of composite structures and how they are joined||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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