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Course unit
INP9086686, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0523, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ANGELO SIMONE ING-IND/22

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/22 Science and Technology of Materials 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
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Prerequisites: - Basic knowledge of mechanics and chemistry of materials.
- Basic knowledge of matrix algebra.
Target skills and knowledge: - Manufacturing technologies of composite materials with polymeric and ceramic matrix and their constituents.
- Mechanical properties of composite materials from the properties of their constituents.
Examination methods: Oral examination to verify knowledge of theoretical and computational competencies.
Assessment criteria: - Knowledge of mechanical properties of constituents and mechanisms that determine the mechanical properties of composite materials.
- Knowledge of analytical and computational procedure to evaluate the performance of composite materials.
- Knowledge of main manufacturing technologies with composite materials.
- Ability to apply acquired knowledge to simple problems.
Course unit contents: Micromechanics of unidirectional lamina. Stiffness of unidirectional lamina. Mechanical properties of the unidirectional lamina in a rotated coordinate system. Composites with particles and short fibers. Stress and strain computation in laminates. Generalized elastic theory for laminates. Hygrothermal effects. Strength of unidirectional composites. Strength of lamina under tension and shear. Strength criteria and their representation in 3D. Multiple cracks in laminates. Properties of sandwich materials. Introduction to fatigue in composite materials. S-logN curve for unidirectional lamina and laminates.
Manufacturing and properties of glass, carbon, aramid, silicon carbide, boron, and aluminium oxide fibers. Main polymeric matrices. Ceramic matrix composites. Main manufacturing processes.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: - Frontal instruction
- Assignments
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • One Note (digital ink)

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