Code No: 53106/MT
M.Tech. \u2013 I Semester Supplementary Examinations,
MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
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How do you classify the fibre reinforced composites based on the
matrix used? Explain each category.
2.a) Describe the significance and objectives of composite material
science and Technology.
b) Determine Poisson\u2019s ratio
with the fibre
direction for a material with the following properties:
3.a) How carbon fibres are made? Describe with sketches a typical
b) Obtain the relation for a strain at any point in the laminate to the
reference plane strains and the laminate curvatures using classical
Derive the Tsai-Hill and Tsai-Wu strength criteria for a composite
5.a) What are mechanical coupling terms in laminate stiffnesses? How
do they influence the mechanical behaviour of a laminate?
b) Determine the mechanical coupling terms in a[
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with the following lamina properties:
E1 =140 Gpa, E2 = 10 Gpa, G12 = 4 Gpa and
Take each lamina thickness as 1 mm.
Describe briefly the characterisation test methods for a uni