University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vm 418: Mechanics of Composite and Microstructured Media

Course description: An introduction to the mechanics of composite solids with an emphasis on the derivation of macroscopic constitutive laws based on the microstructure. Homogenization theory for periodic media.  Effective stiffness properties of composites. Classical laminated plate theory.  Failure theories and experimental results for laminates.
Credit hours: 3 credits
Pre-/Co-requisites: Vm 382
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