Uncle Walter's Guide to Aero/Astro Fall 1997 Index Introduction Credits Statistics Comments Course Ratings Instructor Ratings Exams & Problem Sets
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16.222 Mechanics of Filamentary Composite Materials

Lecturer: Dr. Van Schoor
Pre/ co requisites: 16.20 Hours From Bulletin: 3-0-9
Response Rate: 12/12 (100.0%) Actual Hours: 3.0-0.0-10.7

Course Ratings Instructor Ratings
Course Difficulty: 5.0 / 7.0
Overall Course Rating: 6.2 / 7.0
Dr. Van Schoor (L) 6.4 / 7.0

16.222 was praised by several students as a great introductory course in composite materials. Students had positive comments about Prof. Van Schoor's teaching, and the only criticism from a couple of students was a difficulty in getting feedback from him.

Half the respondents cited a good working knowledge of Matlab as a useful background for the course, and several others added that a basic understanding of structural mechanics was helpful. Most students commented that both lecture and problem sets aided them in learning the material, although one student stated that the book was helpful. A few students said that the problem sets were too long, and that the material should be spread out more instead of becoming more intense at the end.

Very interesting, highly recommended.

Great instructor!


Course ratings

Subject
was graded fairly: 5.9 / 7.0
was organized and displayed continuity: 6.2 / 7.0
was well-administered: 5.7 / 7.0
had accessible lab facilities: N/A

Instructor ratings

Instructor Dr. Van Schoor
Gives well-prepared, relevant presentations: 6.5 / 7.0
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 6.3 / 7.0
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 6.5 / 7.0
Enunciates clearly: 6.4 / 7.0
Encourages questions, is sensitive to class: 6.9 / 7.0
Excites interest and is enthusiastic: 6.3 / 7.0
Is friendly and supportive: 6.7 / 7.0
Is available outside of class: 4.1 / 7.0

Exams, problem sets and projects


Relevancy Length Number Difficulty
Exams 6.0 / 7.0 4.0 / 7.0 3.9 / 7.0 3.9 / 7.0
Exam reviews N/A N/A N/A N/A
Problem sets 6.3 / 7.0 5.2 / 7.0 4.5 / 7.0 4.7 / 7.0
Papers / Projects N/A N/A N/A N/A

Required texts / handouts

Relevancy 5.2 / 7.0
Length 4.1 / 7.0
Interesting? 3.7 / 7.0

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