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Aircraft Composite Structures: Mechanics & Materials

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Course Details

About this Course


This is the first course in the Certificate in Aircraft Composite Structural Analysis & Design.

Topics include:

  • Composite fundamentals
  • Properties of fiber, matrix and composite
  • Tooling and manufacturing processes
  • Composite fabrication practice
  • Micromechanics
  • Review of liner elasticity
  • Stress-strain relations of a lamina
  • Classical lamination theory
  • Hygrothermal behavior
  • Failure criteria for orthotropic materials
  • Stiffness and strength analyses of a laminate
  • Free-edge interlaminar effects
  • Bending and buckling of laminated plates
  • Fracture of notched composites
  • Structural testing
  • Inspection and repair
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