At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
In consideration of the reference table AA of the program "Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering", this course contributes to the development, to the acquisition and to the evaluation of the following experiences of learning:
Introduce the students to the basic concepts of the mechanics of composite materials in order to enable them to design structures and products made of those advanced materials.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Chap. 2 Micro-mechanics approaches (homogenization theories).
Chap. 3 Anisotropic elasticity.
Chap. 4 Behavior of a single layer (micro- and macro-mechanics).
Chap. 5 Classical laminate theory: constitutive equations, strength criteria, simple computation methods, inter-laminar stresses and edge effects.
Chap. 6 Bending, vibration and buckling of anisotropic laminated plates. Basic equations and energy methods (finite elements).
Chap. 7 Hygro-thermo-elasticity.
Chap. 8 Experimental methods for material properties measurement.
Mini-project 2 : design of composite materials or structures using commercial software.
Mini-project 3 : read and comment a scientific article.