MECH 530 - Advanced Composite Materials

  • 3 credits

Materials aspects of advanced composite constituents and how their combination yields synergistic results.

This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.


CIVE 360 (Mechanics of Solids); MECH 331 (Introduction to Engineering Materials).

Important Information

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Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Composite Materials, Science and Engineering, 3rd Ed. (2012)
    K.K. Chawla, Springer-Verlag
    ISBN: 9780387743646


Donald Radford
Donald Radford

(970) 491-8677 |

Dr. Don Radford specializes in the study of processing of fiber reinforced composite materials. His research focus areas include prediction of mechanisms of distortion during the manufacture of composite materials, processing, preparation and testing of high temperature structural composites, composite structures development, and prediction and measurement of the damping characteristics of advanced composites. Professor Radford has experience, over a wide range of application areas, in developing composite structures and manufacturing processes that enable rapid production of small volume products, including composite components for engine applications.