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2021-2022 University Catalog 
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MSE 58600 - Experimental Characterization Of Advanced Composite Materials

Credit Hours: 3.00.  The characterization of advanced composite materials is a combined lecture/laboratory course in which polymeric composite laminates will be fabricated of carbon fiber epoxy and subjected to classical test methods appropriate to the determination of the anisotropic, thermoelastic properties. Properties measured will include thermal expansion coefficients, anisotropic elastic constants, biaxial strength properties and interlaminar fracture strengths. The autoclave processing of composite laminates will be discussed and the consolidation, degree of cure and glass transition temperature of the polymeric matrix will be modeled. Microscopic analysis of the composite will be carried out to observe microstructure and measure composition fractions. Lectures will precede each experiment. Typically offered Fall.Credits: 3.00