Mechanics of composite materials

Syllabus of the Mechanics of composite materials course

  1. Composite materials (Dr.Cabrnoch) Lec1 Lec2
  2. Mechanics, Hooke's law, Monoclinic material, Orthotropic material pdf1
  3. Plane stress of an orthotropic material pdf2
  4. 2D vector Cartesian transformation, Transformation of Voigt stress and strain vectors, Stiffness and Compliance matrix transformation pdf3 3D transformation
  5. Composite micromechanics — Effective material properties pdf4
  6. Strength theories for filamentary composite material (Dr.Padovec en, cz, tutorial-cz, tutorial-en))
  7. Composite laminate pdf5
  8. Classical lamination theory pdf pdf6
  9. FEA of composites (Viktor Kulíšek): cz en
  10. Laminated composite plate buckling
  11. Beam of two materials pdf8
  12. Reinforced concrete beam pdf9
  13. Thermal stresses in composite beams and plates thermalPlus.pdf pdf Rec—Michael Andrango
  14. Wound composite beams — Euler-Bernoulli theory/Timoshenko theory pdf11
  15. Torsion of laminate tubes with thin-walled closed cross-section torsion0.pdf
  16. Sandwich beam theory pdf10
  17. Sandwich plate theory Rec—Zdeněk Padovec
  18. Experiments on composites (Dr.Doubrava, eng)
  19. Past Experiences and Future Trends for Composites (Dr.Uher)

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Sample of Exam Questions

  1. What is a composite material? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  2. What is a sandwich? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  3. What is Mechanics? Why to study mechanics of composite material? What are the specifics of mechanics of composite material?
  4. What is a Hooke's law? What characterizes the monoclinic material and the orthotropic material?
  5. Write down the Hooke's law of an orthotropic material in the principal (main) coordinate system of the orthotropy.
  6. 2D vector Cartesian transformation, Transformation of Voigt stress and strain vectors, Stiffness and Compliance matrix transformation
  7. Define Effective material properties. Derive mixture rules for chosen material characteristics.
  8. Strength theories for filamentary composite material.
  9. What is a composite laminate? What characterizes a laminated plate?
  10. Describe Classical lamination theory. What are the properties of a laminate with B=0?
  11. Describe the analysis of a beam of two materials and of a reinforced concrete beam.
  12. What are the peculiarities of FEA of composites?
  13. How to perform experiments on composite materials?