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AERO 4608 [0.5 credit] Composite Materials

Reinforcing mechanisms in composite materials; material properties. Strength and elastic constants of unidirectional composites; failure criteria. Analysis of laminated plates; bending and eigenvalue problems. Environmental effects and durability. Damage tolerance. Design of composite structures.
Prerequisite(s): MAAE 2202 and fourth-year status in Engineering.
Lectures three hours a week.