Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9103065072003Mechanics of Composite MaterialsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to introduce characteristics of composite materials and obtaining superior, lightweight materials from the combination of engineering materials and their properties which cannot be achieved metals and their alloys. In addition, introduction of material technology for aerospace, aviation, automotive and sports applications is planned.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Hasan Yıldız
Learning Outcomes
1Understands alloys, alloy concepts and differences.
2Understands production objectives and importance of composite materials
3Uderstands the principles of use of metal matrix composites in place of metal matrix.
4Learns basic manufacturing methods of polymer and composites and understands the characteristics of adaptice criteria to industry.
5Learns mechanisms of increase in thermal shock and fracture toughness of ceramic composites and understands the importance in the practice.
6Understands the manufacturing, application and properties of carbon-based composites.
7Understands estimating the mechanical properties of composites and learns how to do the analysis of produced composites.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
History of Composites, Composite and Alloy Concepts, Metal Matrix Composite Materials, Polymer Matrix Composite Materials, Ceramic and Glass-Based Composite Materials, Carbon-Carbon Composites, Nano Composites, Mechanisms to Increase Strength in Composite Materials, Basic Strength and Elastic Analysis Methods for Composites, Mechanisms to Increase Toughness in Ceramic Composites, Aerospace, Automotive and Structural Applications of Composites, Composites for Future Applications.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1History of Composites, Composite and Alloy Concepts.
2Metal Matrix Composite Materials.
3Mechanical Properties and Applications of Metal Matrix Composites.
4Polymer Matrix Composite Materials.
5Mechanical Properties and Applications of Polymer Matrix Composites
6Ceramic and Glass-Based Composite Materials.
7Thermal Shock and Fracture Toughness in Ceramic Composites.
8Midterm Exam
9Carbon-Carbon Composites.
10Nano Composites
11Strength Increase Mechanisms of Composites
12Basic Strength and Elastic Analysis Methods for Composites.
13Toughness Increase Mechanisms of Ceramic Composites
14Aerospace, Automotive and Structural Applications of Composites
15Composites for Future Applications
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Prof. Dr. Y. Şahin, Kompozit Malzemelere Giriş, Seçkin Yayıncılık 2. Halit Y. Ersoy, Kompozit Malzeme, Literatür Yayınları
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination12020
Final Examination12020
Individual Study for Mid term Examination1100100
Individual Study for Final Examination1100100
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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