MSE 556 Composite Materials

Basic principles underlying properties of composite materials as related to properties of individual constituents and their interactions. Emphasis on design of composite systems to yield desired combinations of properties. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

A course in mechanical properties of materials (MSE 450) or equivalent or consent of instructor.

• Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge on processing techniques of composites.
  • Demonstrate knowledge on the methods of averaging of properties in composites
  • Demonstrate knowledge on improvement of properties brought in the composites compared to the matrix materials.

• Course Requirements

Homework assignments: Assignments with solutions are provided on course website. Help is provided by the instructor.

Class Room Tests ( 2 ): 70%
Final Examination: 30%

Software Requirements: Not required but will help in solving problems with matrix manipulations.

• Textbook

Class notes and Video copies of lectures will be provided on the course internet site.

Reference books:
John C. Halpin, Primer on Composite Materials Analysis Composite Materials.

• Computer and Internet Requirements

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here.

• Instructor

Dr. Jag Kasichainula, Associate Professor
North Carolina State University
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
3016 Engineering Building 1
Campus Box 7907
Raleigh, NC 27695-7907

Phone: (919) 513-3021
Fax: (919) 515-7724
Instructor Website: