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    Course Outline

    Advanced Composite Structures


    Course Outline:

    I. Introduction to composite materials
    II. Basic characteristics of composite materials
    III. Key reinforcements
    IV. Overview of composite properties
    V. Test methods for material properties
    VI. Polymer matrix composites
    VII. Metal matrix composites
    VIII. Carbon matrix composites
    IX. Ceramic matrix composites
    X. Thermal materials
    XI. Design and analysis of composite structures
    XII. Design and analysis of composite joints
    XIII. Nondestructive evaluation
    XIV. Lessons learned
    XV. Future developments