FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Courses given by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


METE470 COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Course Code: 5700470
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. CEVDET KAYNAK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

1.Explain the basic theory of composites, matrix materials (polymeric, metallic, ceramic), reinforcement materials (particulates, fibers), importance of interface between these two, micromechanics, behaviour (mechanical, thermal, chemical), applications, and processing of all classes of engineering composites (PMC, MMC, CMC). 2.Recognize different behaviour and processing of two-phase non-homogenous anisotropic composite materials and one-phase homogenous isotropic materials by comparing the advantages and deficiencies of each other in design. 3.Perform engineering design using composite materials via term-project team work.

Course Content

Principles of composites and composite reinforcement. Fiber reinforced composites. Laminated composites. Role of fiber, matrix and fiber-matrix interface in composite behavior. Continuous and discontinuous fiber strengthening. Calculation of thermoelastic properties and strength. Tensile and compressive behavior. Fracture behavior and toughness. Corrosion and degradation of composites. Mechanical testing. Applications of composite materials.

Learning Outcomes

Students apply composites engineering principles and practice a design project.