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KF2495 Polymer Composites - Micro and Nanoscale 7.5 credits

About course offering

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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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P1 (7.5 hp)


26 Aug 2024
27 Oct 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus KF2495 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The main focus of the course is related to the following topics: Fibers and polymer matrices, particles (nano to microscale), fiber-matrix interface, nanocomposites and short fiber composites, geometric aspects, processing methods and processing science of conventional and nanocomposites, elastic properties and strength of unidirectional composites, plant fiber composites, moisture effects, structure and properties of nanocomposites as well as case-studies.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to

Describe basic concepts, methods and principles related to process, structure and properties of polymeric composites.

Explain the relationship between the process, structure and properties, including the experimental aspects (for example from the laboratory work) as well as compare different composites environmental impact.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a closely related subject within a programme that includes:

50 university credits (hp) in chemistry or closely related subject, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics, numerical analysis and computer science.

KF2110 Mechanical properties of materials, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Hull D, "An introduction to composite materials", Cambridge University Press, 1st ed, 1981

Handouts (particle composites, plant fiber composites, nanocomposites)

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory course, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Active participation in all compulsory activities as specified in Course information.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Chemical Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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