# COMPOSITE MATERIALS

## COMPOSITE MATERIALS

### THEORY

Objectives
 By the end of the sub-module unit the trainee should be able to: describe composite materials derive the compatibility equation solving the composite materials problems

## Content

• Description of composite materials
• Derivation of compatibility equation

- equilibrium equation

- calculation of stresses in composite materials

### PRACTICE

#### Specific Objectives

By the end of the sub-unit, the trainee should be able to:

1. explain the strength properties of composite materials
2. calculate stresses in composite materials
3. determine the forces in composite materials

## Content

• Explanation of:

-varying materials

-composite materials

-equilibrium

• Calculation

-series sections

-integrating sections

-equilibrium

• Determination

-varying sections and lengths

-compound materials

#### Competences

Ability to:

• Calculate stress in composite materials
• Identify appropriate composite materials

• Laboratory
• Field visits
• Text books

#### Suggested Assessment Methods

• Practical exercises
• Written CATS
• Assignments

## TEMPERATURE STRESSES AND STRAINS

### THEORY

Objectives
 By the end of the sub-unit, the trainee should be able to: derive the temperature / stress equation apply the formula to solve problems determine the elements of the temperature stress equation

### Content

• Derivation of temperature stress equation
• Application of the temperature stress equation in building components

### PRACTICE

#### Specific Objectives

By the end of the module sub-unit, the trainee should be able to:

• demonstrate the effect of temperature on stress/strain
• determine the stresses developed by forces and temperature in a given

material

### Competences

Ability to:

• Derive temperature stress equation
• Apply the effect temperature on strain/stress for materials
• Determine the position and size of joints
• Effects in temperature on temperature

-contraction

-expansion

• Stress

-contraction -expansion

#### Suggested Teaching/Learning Activities

• Class exercises
• Demonstration

#### Suggested Learning resources

• Laboratory
• Text books and manuals

#### Suggested Assessment Methods

• Assignments
• Analysis report
• End of course assessments
• CATS