Checking date: 14/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Analysis of Composite Structures
Study: Master in Industrial Mechanical (265)

Coordinating teacher: BARBERO POZUELO, ENRIQUE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 4.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Students should have knowledge of Elasticity and Strength of Materials of isotropic materials. Basic knowledge of mechanics of composite materials are recommended.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Ability to carry out a preliminary design of a mechanical component or structural element made with composite or sandwich materials Compression of the failure mechanisms of composite structures. Results Once the subject is passed the student is expected to be able to: - Understand the basic concepts of composite structures. - Analyze the response of lightweight composite structures subjected to different types of loads. - Carry out preliminary design of structural components - Analyze the failure of lightweight structures
Description of contents: programme
Chapter 1. Introduction to composite laminates and sandwich structures 1.1 Basic concepts 1.2 Laminate characteristics 1.3 Tipologies 1.4 Structural aplications Chapter 2. Analysis of composites laminates 2.1 Introduction to anisotropic elasticity 2.2 Ply mechanics 2.3 Ply Failure Criteria 2.4 Classical laminated plate theory 2.5 First-order laminated plate theory 2.6 Laminate design Chapter 3. Design of composite structures 3.1 Introduction to laminate beams 3.2 Thins walled-laminate beams 3.3 Sándwich beams 3.4 Shells
Learning activities and methodology
Lecture and practical sessions will be taught. The first is geared to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, and the second to the acquisition of practical skills related to theoretical concepts. In addition to these sessions, students will have the possibility of individual tutorials.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Antonio Miravate y otros. MATERIALES COMPUESTOS (dos tomos). Antonio Miravate. 2000
  • Ever J Barbero. INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITE MATERIALS DESIGN. Taylor and Francis. 1999
  • I.M. Daniels y O. Ishai. ENGINEERING MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS. Oxford University Press. 1994
  • M. C. Y. Niu. COMPOSITE AIRFRAME STRUCTURES. Conmilit Press LTD. 1992
Additional Bibliography
  • D. Hull. MATERIALES COMPUESTOS. Reverte. 1987
  • S. Abrate. IMPACT ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS. Cambridge University Press. 1998

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.