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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Outline

    Fundamentals of Composite Structure Design



    Course Outline:

    I. Composite Design Process
    A. Terms and Definitions
    II. Structural Design Requirements
    III. Constituent Materials and Manufacturing Processes Implications
    IV. Ply and Laminate Material Properties and Mechanics of Composites (Review)
    V. Design of Composite Structures
    VI. Composite Plates and Shells, and Sandwich Structures
    VII. Other Structural Considerations
    A. Terms and Definitions
    B. Joint Design Stress Concentrations
    C. Ply Drop-Off and Build-Up
    D. Interlaminar Stresses
    VIII. Environmental Effects, Durability and Damage Tolerance
    IX. Operational Requirements, Maintenance and Repair
    X. Certification