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3 Credits
Winter term, evern years
Lecture and Lab

ENGR 322, and graduate standing or instructor approval
Roberto Albertani
412 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Fibers and matrices, mechanics of composites, reinforcement and failure mechanisms, properties and applications.


  • Fibers, matrices, composites, manufacturing, and applications
  • Review of elasticity of anisotropic solids
  • Analysis of a lamina
  • Effective elastic moduli and micromechanics
  • Elastic analysis of composite laminates
  • Failure analysis of composite materials and composite laminates
  • Design criteria using fiber-reinforced polymers
  • Experimental methods for characterization of composite materials

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Predict elastic properties of long fiber and short fiber composites.
  2. Predict hygrothermal properties of long fiber composite materials.
  3. Design of a laminate for a given load condition.
  4. Describe fundamental fabrication processes for polymer matrix, metal matrix, and ceramic matrix composites.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to independently analyze and extend a given course subject, compose a report paper and effectively communicate the essentials through an oral presentation.