Composite Materials (MATE446) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Composite Materials MATE446 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Consent of the department
Course Language English
Course Type Area Elective Courses (Group C)
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
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Course Objectives This course will introduce to the students the different types of composite materials, their unique properties, manufacturing process, and applications.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand the different types of composite materials
  • To identify advantages and disadvantages of composite materials
  • To become aware of the mechanical strengthening mechanism in composites
  • To apply the knowledge to the design of composite structures
Course Content Introduction to composites materials, anisotropic and isotropic elasticity, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, polymer matrix composites, strengthening and failure, micromechanics of composites, designing composite structures, Inspection and repair of composites.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to composite materials Lecture slides
2 Anisotropic elasticity Lecture slides
3 Isotropic thin plate theory 1 Lecture slides
4 Isotropic thin plate theory 2 Lecture slides
5 Classic lamination theory Lecture slides
6 Metal matrix composite Lecture slides
7 Ceramic matrix composite Lecture slides
8 Polymer matrix composite Lecture slides
9 Strength and failure 1 Lecture slides
10 Strength and failure 2 Lecture slides
11 Micromechanics of composites 1 Lecture slides
12 Micromechanics of composites 2 Lecture slides
13 Designing of composites Lecture slides
14 Inspection and repair of composites Lecture slides
15 Summary
16 Final


Course Book 1. “Principles of Composite Materials Mechanics” 3rd Edition, by R. F. Gibson, CRC Press, Inc., 2012
Other Sources 2. “Mechanics of Composite Materials” 2nd Ed., A. K. Kaw CRC Press, 2005
3. “Introduction to Composite Materials Design” 2nd Ed., E. J. Barbero, CRC Press, 2011

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation 1 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 10 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125