Class 1a: FRP in Civil Infrastructure
- Describe types of composites and the materials used in
- Describe how composites are used in civil
Class 1b: Stress-Strain
- Calculate stress, strain, Young's modulus, and Poisson's
- Draw and identify stress-strain curves for different
materials (metal, polymer, ceramic, and composites). Label the major
points on each plot.
- Emphasize how the stress strain plots of metals and
polymers differ in terms of definitions of yield stress and tensile strength.
- Describe the use of ASTM standards.
Class 2: Mechanical Properties of Composites
- Define and give examples of particle, fiber, and
- Calculate the limits of the modulus of elasticity in a
particle reinforced composite.
- Calculate modulus and strength of a continuous fiber
Class 3: Introduction to Polymers
- Define a polymer and monomer.
- Describe the process of addition polymerization.
- Describe factors that control chain length.
- Calculate the number average and weight average
molecular weight of a polymer sample.
- Classify a polymer based on linear, branched, cross
linked and networked.
- Classify a co-polymer based on how the sub-units are
- Classify a polymer based on how the side groups are
- List factors affecting the mechanical properties of
Class 4: Polymer Crystallinity
- Describe the morphology of polymers.
- Predict trends in crystallinity.
Class 5: Aging
- List factors that influence aging in a polymer.
- Explain why temperature accelerates aging..
Class 6: Steady-State Diffusion
- Define diffusion
- Perform calculations for steady-state diffusion.
Class 7: Non-Steady-State Diffusion
- Perform calculations for non-steady-state diffusion.
- Use the Arrhenius equation to predict long-term
performance from accelerated aging data.
- Predict the limits of accelerated aging from test data.