Fibre Composites - Materials and Manufacturing
This course aims to provide basic insight into and practical experience of materials-, manufacturing-, and post-manufacturing-related issues important to successfully design with polymer composites.
After the course you should be able to:
- understand composite related terminology
- name and describe the most common composite material systems and manufacturing processes
- explain how a composite material behaves at thermal, mechanical and environmental load based on the inherent materials micro structure
- for the most common manufacturing processes, explain the physics behind different composite manufacturing steps
- estimate the mechanical properties (as stiffness and strength) for a composite material, using simple rules
- perform and analyse mechanical tests on a composite material and explain discrepancies to predicted mechanical properties
- design a composite component in terms of selecting material, manufacturing process and post-processing method
- select a feasible strategy for quality control
- understand composite specific issues considering joining and repair of composite components
- make discussions on life cycle costs for composite component
Introduction and applications, constituent materials, properties, micromechanics, manufacturing techniques, machining, joining, repair, destructive and non-destructive testing, recycling, and health and safety. Compulsory elements of the course include
- a project assignment including 2 oral presentations, 1 written report (4 chapters), 4 peer-review reports
- a laboratory assignment including one composite manufacturing part, a analysis report and a experimental testing part
- an oral examination
The course is given in English.
Base program B, F, M, T, or equivalent.