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