## Assignments for ESM5984:

- Assignment 1:
Analytic: Derive Eqn. (3) and discuss a publication on cracks near interfaces.

- Assignment 2:
Analytic: Complete the orthorhombic derivation in Fig.11 using tensor
transformations.

- Assignment 3:
Numeric: Investigate elastic anisotropy of a unidirectional Alumina/PEEK composite.

- Assignment 4:
Numeric: Calculate stress free edge singularities for a unidirectional Alumina/PEEK
composite
at different fiber-volume fractions.

- Assignment 5:
Numeric: Calculate stress gradients near ply cracks for Mechanical, Thermal,
and Moisture Loads.

R.D. Kriz

November 11, 2000

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