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CIV4803 Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: CIV3506 or (MEC2402 and MEC3203)

Overview

Components and structures manufactured from fibre reinforced polymer composites are used increasingly in a variety of industries. Composite materials have many desirable properties over conventional metallic materials including high corrosion resistance, high strength to weight ratio, and they can easily be optimised to suit any applied load. Moreover, composites are durable materials which are important in attaining a more sustainable and almost maintenance free infrastructure. However, there is still a lack of practicing engineers who are trained to design and use fibre composite materials.

This course provides knowledge and theory on the governing principles of fibre composite materials and structures, characterization, performance and other technical aspects relating to the design and use of fibre composites in various engineering applications.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022