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2021S, UE, 2.0h, 2.0EC

## Properties

• Semester hours: 2.0
• Credits: 2.0
• Type: UE Exercise
• Format: Distance Learning

## Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

• use micromechanical formulas to determine smeared composite stiffness data
• calculate fiber volume fractions from micrographs and fiber weight fractions
• compute the stiffness and compliance matrix of isotropic, orthotropic, and transversal isotropic materials for triaxial and plane stress states and to explain the differences
• transform the elasticity law in the plane stress state for isotropic and transversally isotropic material behavior and to show the components of the stiffness matrix in polar diagrams depending on the fiber angle
• calculate engineering constants for a unidirectional single layer assuming a plane membrane stress state for isotropic and transversal isotropic material behavior, and to plot the values according to the fiber angle in polar diagrams
• assess the failure behavior of a single layer depending on the fiber angle and compare the results of different failure criteria
• apply the laminate calculation program elamX2 (https://tu-dresden.de/ing/maschinenwesen/ilr/lft/elamx2/elamx)
• use the finite element program Hyperworks (https://altairhyperworks.com) for composite specific numerical analyses
• compare numerical results of simple problems with analytical solutions or solutions of the program elamX²
• recognize composite specific sources of error in numerical analysis
• critical questioning the manufacturability of numerically calculated composite structures.

## Subject of course

Solving of examples on the topics:

• Micromechanics (Rules of Mixture)
• fiber volume fraction/fiber weight fraction
• anisotropic material behavior of laminas
• triaxial and plane stress states
• stiffness and compliance matrix
• transformation Hooke’s law
• engineering constants
• failure criteria
• laminate calculation program elamX2 (https://tu-dresden.de/ing/maschinenwesen/ilr/lft/elamx2/elamx
• numerical analyses of composites using Hyperworks (https://altairhyperworks.com)
• Composite specific errors in numerical analyses
• manufacturability of numerically calculated composite structures

## Teaching methods

Presentation and discussion of exercises with additional notes and explanations on the board. Introduction to the use of the program elamX² and the composite specific part of the finite element program Hyperworks .

Immanent

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue14:00 - 14:1502.03.2021 TUWEL Zoom Meeting:https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93647296475 (LIVE)Preliminary Meeting
Tue08:00 - 09:3009.03.2021 - 16.03.2021 TUWEL Zoom Meeting (LIVE)Uebungseinheit
Tue08:00 - 09:0023.03.2021 - 20.04.2021 TUWEL Zoom Meeting (LIVE)Uebungseinheit
Design of Composite Structures - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue02.03.202114:00 - 14:15 TUWEL Zoom Meeting:https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93647296475Preliminary Meeting
Tue09.03.202108:00 - 09:30 TUWEL Zoom MeetingUebungseinheit
Tue16.03.202108:00 - 09:30 TUWEL Zoom MeetingUebungseinheit
Tue23.03.202108:00 - 09:00 TUWEL Zoom MeetingUebungseinheit
Tue13.04.202108:00 - 09:00 TUWEL Zoom MeetingUebungseinheit
Tue20.04.202108:00 - 09:00 TUWEL Zoom MeetingUebungseinheit

## Examination modalities

Submission of exercise protocols created in groups of 2 students.

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
08.02.2021 09:00 20.04.2021 23:55 20.04.2021 23:55

## Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences
066 445 Mechanical Engineering
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 445 Mechanical Engineering
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management
066 646 Computational Science and Engineering

## Previous knowledge

Knowledge in solid mechanics and mathematics (linear algebra)

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