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CIV6803 Advanced Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 21 March 2023


Pre-requisite: CIV3506 or MEC3203 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: PGCN or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS


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 students with advanced knowledge of the governing principles of composites, characterization, performance and other technical aspects of practical importance relating to the design and use of fibre composites in various engineering applications.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023