SD2414 Fibre Composites - Materials and Manufacturing 6.0 credits

Fiberkompositer - material och tillverkning

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

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

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 main content

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.


Base programme BD, M, P, T or equivalent.


Åström, T. 1997. Manufacturing of Polymer Composites, Chapman & Hall, London, UK.

Utdelat material


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

Requirements for final grade

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

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering


Malin Åkermo <>

Add-on studies

SD2413, SD2415, SD2416.


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.