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