Methods for modelling and optimisation of processes used for manufacturing of polymer composites.
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Content and learning outcomes
Introduction to process modelling, matrix flow, cross-linking, viscosity, permeability, Darcy’s law, drapability, heat transfer modelling, numerical implementation, experimental verification and validation.
Intended learning outcomes
The course aims to provide the basic knowledge required to describe and model the physical parameters governing manufacturing of fibre composites and experience of experimental design to verify developed models.
After finished course the participant should be able to:
- describe the physical phenomena and material properties which actively affect manufacturing of composite materials
- extract and use information from scientific literature
- describe the most important process parameters and manufacturing processes using basic physical laws and constitutive equations
- perform relevant simplifications of laws and equations in order to develop simplified models
- implement and develop models in suitable code (MATLAB or FEM) and perform simulations
- design experiments for model verification
- analyse experimental results and make conclusions on the validity and accuracy of the developed models
- use developed models for basic process optimisation
Literature and preparations
SD2410 or SD2414
English B / English 6
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 2.0 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
Assignment (LAB; 4 university credits) and
written exam (TEN; 2 university credits)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web SD2415