Composite Materials

Mestrado em Engenharia Mecânica - Projecto e Produção Mecânica, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 14908/2014

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 20,0 T + 10,0 PL + 15,0 TP + 3,50 OT

Lecturer
- Luís Miguel Marques Ferreira

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
In theoretical terms, define and classify the different composite materials, analytically analise the mechanical behaviour of a lamina and laminates and identify the different manufacturing processes for fiber composite materials. In practical terms, manufacture laminates by vacuum moulding, experimentally evaluate the mechanical behaviour of fibre reinforced composite materials to different types of mechanical loads.

Program
1. INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITE MATERIALS
2. LAW OF MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF A LAMINA
3. MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF A LAMINA
4. MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF A LAMINATE
5. PRODUCTION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
6. EVALUATE THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Evaluation Methodology
The assessment comprises the elaboration of a scientific paper (AC) for a national or international conference, or for a specialized journal, and the preparation of a presentation poster (P). The final grade (NF) will be calculated through NF = 0.6AC + 0.4P. Alternatively, if necessary, a final exam may be considered where NF = E. In case of practical work (T) is developed, this component will be added as following NF = 0.6 + 0.4T.

Bibliography
- Gay, D. (2001). COMPOSITES MATERIALS: DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS. : CRC Press
- Jones, R. (1999). MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS. : Taylor & Francis
- Marín, J. e París, F. e Cañas, J. (2006). INTRODUCCION AL ANALISIS Y DISEÑO CON MATERIALS COMPUESTOS. : Universidad de Sevilla, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Industriales
- Moura, M. (2005). MATERIAIS COMPÓSITOS: MATERIAIS, FABRICO E COMPORTAMENTO MECÂNICO. : Publindústria
- Altenbach, H. e Altenbach, J. e Kissing, W. (2004). Mechanics of Composite Structural Elements. : Springer

Method of interaction
Expository moments of the syllabus in synchronous and asynchronous sessions (b-learning) and in several practical, analytical and experimental exercises.

Software used in class
Not applicable