Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Mechanics of Fibrous Composites

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Edita VujasinoviŠ, Prof.
Ph. D. D. Hui, Assist. Prof.
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification oral exam, seminar
Lecture type lectures, seminars, practice
Exercise type audio practice, laboratory practice, seminars
Subject content Fundamental principles of the mechanics of composite materials. In depth study of stress-strain, bending, torsional, dynamic and rheological behavior of fibre reinforced composites. Failure criteria for these materials. Effect of material defects, design deficiencies and incorrect processing on the origin and cause of fracture. Underlying principles of design and manufacturing of fibre reinforced composites to meet specific needs in mechanical and other behaviors.
Aim of course Students will have a good understanding of the properties of commercial composite systems, the principles of composite mechanics and grounding in design methods. They should be able to conduct preliminary stress analyses and design fibre reinforced composites to meet performance and cost constraints.
Literature necessary for course Herakovich C.T.: Mechanics of Fibrous Composites, John Wiley & Sons Inc., USA 1998; ISBN 0-471-10636-4
Pilato A.L., Michno M.J.: Advanced Composite Materials, Springer-Verlag New York, USA 1994; ISBN 3-540-57563-4
Slater K.: Textile mechanics, The Textile Institute, UK 1997; ISBN 0900739 27 4
Gay D., Van Hoa S., Tsai S.W.: Composite Materials - Design and Application, CRC Press, USA 2002; ISBN 1587160846
Sierakowski J.R.: Structural Composite Design, Inter. Encyclopedia of Comp., Vol.5, VCH Pub., USA 1990, 312-324; ISBN 0-89573-732-9