ME 679: Micromechanics of Composites


  • Introduction to scalars, vectors, tensors
  • Fundamental Equation of elasticity
  • .General representations a Fourier series and integrals, Green’s function
  • Definition of eigenstrain and eigenstress
  • Inclusions and inhomogeneities
  • Tanaka-Mori’s method, Self-consistent method, Perturbation method  to determine mechanical properties of the composite


  • Take home midterm examination involving fair amount of MATLAB coding

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