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6: Mechanics of Fibre-Reinforced Composites

  • Page ID
    8205
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    Learning Objectives

    On completion of this TLP you should:

    • Understand what composites are.
    • Understand why composites exhibit high strength and high toughness.
    • Be able to calculate the elastic constants for a single lamina and for a laminate.
    • Be able to predict the strength of a single lamina and of a laminate.

    Before you start

    The meanings of some basic elastic constants, including stiffness , strength and toughness .

    These are not pre-requisites and it should be possible to make use of this TLP even without knowledge of these concepts.


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