Aircraft Composite Structures
FSI-9LKKAcad. year: 2020/2021
Doctoral students will be acquainted with detail problems of composite structures, composite materials application to structure design, possible technology and detail techniques of strength analysis. Topics of micromechanics, and macromechanics theories, joints, application at structure and testing will be presented.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Higher degree of composite structures knowledge
Graduation of Aeronautic composite structures subject.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Reddy, J.N., mechanics of laminated composite plates and shells, Theory and Analysis
Baker, A., Dutton, S., Kelly, D., Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures, AIAA Edication series, ISBN 1-56347-540-5, Reston, 1999 (EN)
Raju, I.S.,O`Brien, T.K., Fracture mechanics concepts, stress fields, strain energy release rate, delamination initiation and growth criteria, NASA-Langley Research Centre, USA, 2008 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Creation and followed defence of defined topic.
Language of instruction
The goal is to familiarize students with specifics of composite materials, their application to structure design, possible technology and detail of strength analysis techniques.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Individual form of study, self studying and consultation.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme D-KPI-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended
Type of course unit
20 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
2. Structure capability. Failure criteria. Subsequent fails of composites
3. Fracture toughness
4. Virtual crack closing technique.
6. Mechanical characteristics, testing.
7. Joints of composite structures.
8. Structure heath monitoring, NDT, repairs.
9. Quality, quality control.
10. Airworthiness requirements.