What do you know about "Composite Materials" ?
Composites Course Offered in Fall SemesterEMCH 785: Design of Composite Materials for Aerospace Structures
Brief Description: Property and performance requirements for aerospace structures. Design for stiffness, strength, durability, damage tolerance, and life at the lamina, laminate, and structural level (materials and analysis). (Credits: 3) Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
Blurb: Do you know that a single fiber can break multiple times (contrary to general intuition!). Composites are designed to develop distributed damage via redistribution of stresses. EMCH 785 will discuss this fascinating concept (corner stone of "engineering your composite material") and more exciting topics (such as strength and life, multiphysics behavior etc).(If you are interested in this course and have any questions, feel free to contact me)
Composites Course Offered in Spring SemesterEMCH 585: Introduction to Composite Materials
Brief Description: Introduction to fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials, Manufacturing methods and processes. Micro-Mechanics and properties of orthotropic laminated and woven composites. Analysis of composite structures (Mechanics and Synergistic environmental effects). Structure/property relationships. Characterization of modern composite materials. Design considerations.(Credits: 3) (Prereq: EMCH 327, 371, MATH 242)
Blurb: Composite materials are an exciting class of materials called "Engineered Materials" which are very different from conventional materials (like steel). EMCH 585 will provide a general introduction to these advanced materials and extensively discuss the fundamental concepts/theories governing their "engineering"/manufacturing/design/analysis. Both mechanics and materials(Polymer science) perspectives will be presented.(If you are interested in this course and have any questions, feel free to contact me)
Other Course Offered by Dr. Majumdar in fall semester onlyEMCH 260 Section 002: Introduction to Mechanics of Solids
Brief Description: Basic concepts of stress and strain. Stress and strain transformation concepts. Basic developments for stresses. Tension, torsion, axial load, and pressure. Deformations of elastic relationships between stress and strain.(Credits: 3) (Prereq: EMCH 200 with a grade of C or better and MATH 241.)
Blurb: Mechanics of Solids is an essential course for every mechanical engineer. the key concepts learned in this course forms the foundation for several other advanced engineering courses. Students will learn about deformation of materials and the resistance it provides to different applied conditions prior to failure. A number of practical loading scenarios (such as axial load, bending, torsion and their combination) will be discussed and the effect of environmental conditions will be considered too.
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