This is introductory course on Mechanics of Fiber Reinforced Composite Structures. One course is basically aimed at introducing the students of mechanical/civil engineering streams to the basics of
design and analysis of structural components made of FRP composites. The contents of the course is so designed that it requires the first course on Strength of Materials/ Solid Mechanics as a prerequisite which is anyway a core course for mechanical/civil undergraduates. It introduces the students first to the basic mechanics (stress strain and load deformation relations) of fiber composites, possible failure modes and corresponding failure theories proposed. Next, the course introduces the design and analysis using those concepts along with the design of some components made of such materials. At the end a few topics of slightly advanced nature (for UG students) are kept for brief introduction only.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mechanical/ Civil/ Aerospace Engineering and similar branches; Faculty members associated with Mechanical/ Civil/ Aerospace Engineering; Practicing engineers associated with design of composite structures.
PRE REQUISITE : No specific pre-requisite. Fundamental knowledge of Strength of Materials / Solid Mechanics.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : DRDO, ISRO, NAL