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ENGR 441 : Fundamentals of Composite Materials

Prerequisites: MATH 245 and ENGR 309; major/minor.
Description: Mechanics of long-, short-, and particle-reinforced composites. Stress, strain, and stiffness transformations. Mechanics of a single orthotropic ply. Laminated plate theory. Residual stress, fracture mechanics, delamination, fatigue; environmental effects, and thermomechanical properties. Manufacturing processes. Composites design, sustainability and recycling. (Plus-minus letter grade.)
Units: 3
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