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SD2414 Fibre Composites - Materials and Manufacturing 6.0 credits

Manufacturing of reinforced polymer composites , the constituent materials and their influence on the properties of the final product.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SD2414 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Introduction and applications, constituent materials, properties, micromechanics, manufacturing techniques, modelling of manufacturing, machining, joining, repair, destructive and non-destructive testing, recycling, and health and safety. Compulsory elements include a project assignment, attendance at presentations of project assignments and a laboratory assignment.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to provide basic insight required to successfully design polymer composites.

After the course the participant should be able to:

  • pick a suitable material concept and manufacturing method for a given composite product. The choices should take mechanical properties, environmental and economical aspects into account.
  • determine a strategy for quality assurance
  • predict the mechanical properties of a composite laminate
  • based on the micro structure of the material describe how the properties of a composite material changes with temperature
  • perform and analyse mechanical tests of composite materials and explain differnces between theory and practice
  • pin-point governing manufacturing process parameters and describe how they affect the quality and characteristics of the composite material.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed degree project on Bachelor level with major in technology.

English B / English 6

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Project, 1.5 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

Experimental assignment (LAB; 1,5 university credits), project assignment (ÖVN; 1,5 university credits) and examination (TEN; 3 university credits).

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

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Course web SD2414

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

SD2413, SD2415, SD2416.


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