|Composites Design and Manufacture
(Plymouth University teaching support materials)
Stress analysis (now available on the Student Portal)
|Bast Book||Marine Book||Review
This part of the course was be taught by Dr Stephen Grove up to AY2006/07 and is now provided via his part of the Student Portal. This part of the module will concentrate on design and analysis techniques for use with composite structures. You will spend some time using software for laminate analysis and, in Term 2, finite element analysis (FEA). By the end of the module, you should have a good awareness of the directional elastic and strength properties of laminated polymer composites, and be capable of specifying them in the engineering design process.
|B1|| Introduction to the module. Design challenges and opportunities.
Revision of basic properties and attributes of composites.
|B2|| Quantifying the constituents.
Basic calculations for composite laminate description.
|B3||Rules of mixtures for elastic properties of composites.|
|B4||Anisotropy and its mathematical description. Transformation of stress and strain.|
|B5||Laminate analysis theory and application.|
|B6||Laminate analysis. Use of computer software.|
|B7||Strength: failure modes.|
|B8||Strength: failure criteria.|
|B9||Interpreting composite strength through laminate analysis.|
|B10|| Design and analysis of simple composite structural elements (beams, panels).
Hexcel sandwich panel design guide
|B11||Introduction to CoDA software for structural elements.|
|B12||Revision and review.|
|B13||Finite Element Analysis (FEA) assignment discussion and use of benchmarks|
|B14||Joining: adhesive bonding|
|B16||Costing and optimisation|
|B18||Design codes for composite structures (BS4994)|
|B19||Design codes for composite structures (Limit State Design)|
|B20||Test methods for composites|