CIV4803 Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites :
Due date: 05 June 2023
Weighting: 50 % (500 marks out of 1000)
Method of Submission for CIV4803 Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites: Electronic submission
Note: Submit through Assignment 4 submission box on StudyDesk. (Only Word or converted PDF formats will be accepted).
There has been a significant growth in the use of engineered composites for various engineering applications because of their many advantages over traditional construction materials. In civil engineering and construction, their applications include all-composite bridges, repair systems, internal reinforcements, marine piles, railway sleepers, and modular prefabricated houses. In transport, marine, aerospace, industrial, and recreational applications, fibre composites are well accepted due to their lightweight, high- strength and high durability. Based on the topics covered in the course, in this assessment, you are required to identify, analyse and report the desirability of fibre composite materials in your area of discipline. This can be a new application, an alternative solution or a modification to the existing system. In order to avoid duplication, you need to have suggest at least two topics and get your design concept approved by 03 May 2023.
The case study report (12-page maximum) should then be submitted by 02 June 2023 which addresses the following:
1. Introduction and background of CIV4803 Mechanics(50 marks)
This should include a brief introduction and background to the proposed concept, discussion on the problem with the existing system and/or the significance of the new fibre composite solution, and the advantages of your innovative solution compared to the existing products or systems.
2. Concept and innovation (50 marks)
Describe the overall concept and the innovativeness of your proposed composites solution and new applications. A conceptual drawing should be provided.
3. Strength and durability requirements (125 marks)
Discuss the design requirements (strength and serviceability) and durability consideration in the proposed concept including the type and appropriate forms of fibres, types of resin and fabrication process.
4. Analysis and evaluation (150 marks)
A preliminary analysis and evaluation showing the suitability of the proposed system in terms of strength and stiffness based on the required application. This section should include the material and geometrical specifications of the proposed concept.
5. Application, maintenance and other issues (100 marks)
Possible issues in the design, production and application should be discussed. These include the fundamental aspect for the attachment of the composite solution to the rest of the structure. Other issues that will limit the application including maintenance of the proposed composites solution should be presented. Recommendations to address these issues should be provided.
6. References (25 marks)
All references should be cited appropriately within the text and provided in a list in accordance with the recommended USQ format.
0-20% – Information not stated, or not clear, or evident
21-40% – Very limited discussion and information poorly presented 41-60% – Incomplete information and limited discussion
61-80% – Contains significant discussion and information
81-100% – Complete information and extremely well discussion
|Name of student :|
|1. Introduction and background (50 marks)|
|Background to the proposed concept – 10|
|Discussion on the problem with the existing system – 15|
|Significance of the new fibre composite solution – 15|
|Advantages over existing product/systems – 10|
|2. Concept and innovation (50 marks)|
|Description of the overall concept – 20|
|Innovation – 15|
|Conceptual drawing – 15|
|3. Strength & durability requirements (125 marks)|
|Design requirements (Strength and serviceability) – 30|
|Durability consideration – 30|
|Type and appropriate forms of fibres- 20|
|Types of resin – 20|
|Fabrication process – 25|
|4. Design and evaluation (150 marks)|
|Preliminary design and evaluation|
|a. Strength – 40|
|b. Stiffness – 40|
|Material and geometrical specifications – 30|
|Fundamental aspect for the attachment – 20|
|Comparison with the existing materials and systems – 20|
|5. Application, maintenance & other issues (100)|
|Issues in the design – 20|
|Issues in the production- 20|
|Issues in the application- 20|
|Issues on maintenance- 20|
|Recommendations to address the above issues- 20|
|6. References (25 marks)|
|Maximum page limit on main text (15 pages)|
|-1 : 1-3 pages; -2: 4-5 pages; -3: 6-7 pages; -4: 8-9 pages;|
|-5: 10 pages or more|