[ 479POPESDCU14 ] UE Structural Durability Calculations

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1,5 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Zoltan Major 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) 2015W
Objectives To acquire the basic knowledges of the durability calculations.
Subject Short overview of the durability theories of engineering materials with special focus on fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites and sandwich structures.

Fatigue; Physical modeling of damage development for composite materials under stress, Life-time prediction methods for both constant and variable stress histories, statistical analysis of fatigue data, application of constant life diagrams for engineering structures, reliability methods, fatigue analysis of adhesively bonded structural joints, theories for multiaxial stress state analysis

Creep; application of the time-temperature superposition principle for creep calculations of composite materials

Wear; models of composite wear, application of life time estimation methods
Criteria for evaluation homework and written exam
Methods short introduction to the theory of the durability analysis, analytical calculations, finite element modeling and simulations, study of related literature
Language English
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority