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About the Group

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This is the class group for AAE 555: Mechanics of Composite Materials, being taught Spring 2016 at Purdue University and through Engineering Professional Education.  The course will cover the following:

  1. Introduction to composite materials and manufacturing principles
  2. Anisotropic elasticity
  3. Analysis of composite lamina
  4. Micromechanical property estimates
  5. Laminated plate theory, including thermal stresses
  6. Strength theories
  7. Free-edge stresses
  8. Open-hole strength
  9. Unusual bending-twisting characteristics of laminates