SD2415 Process Modelling for Composite Manufacturing 6.0 credits

Processmodellering för komposittillverkning

Methods for modelling and optimisation of processes used for manufacturing of polymer composites.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places *

    10 - 30

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Planned timeslots

    P1: C2, D2, H2. more info

  • Course responsible

    Malin Åkermo <>

  • Teacher

    Malin Åkermo <>

  • Target group

    Open for:


  • Part of programme

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

Course main content

Introduction to process modelling, matrix flow, cross-linking, viscosity, permeability, Darcy’s law, drapability, heat transfer modelling, numerical implementation, experimental verification and validation.


SD2410 or SD2414


Åkermo, M., An introduction to Process Modelling in Composites Manufacturing, KTH, 2006.

Material handed out at lectures.


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Assignment (LAB; 4 university credits) and
written exam (TEN; 2 university credits)

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering


Malin Åkermo <>


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