COMPOSITE MATERIALS

COMPOSITE MATERIALS

ECTS credits: 3

Objectives:

Nowadays, composite materials and composite technologies are common in the aeronautical sector and are getting more and more used in the automobile sector. However, the technology is not as advanced and controlled as for metals, mainly because of the high level of interaction between materials, process, and properties.

The general objectives of this course are:

a) give students the general knowledge on the composites materials with polymeric matrices, with their constituents, their properties, and the associated processes and,

b) provide guidelines to design a composite part with regards to its elastic and failure behavior.

The specific objectives are:

a) the ability to choose a material and a process for a given application,

b) the ability to apply the rule of a mixture to determine the elastic and failure parameter of a composite part and, c) to design a composite part considering given loadings and boundary conditions.

 

Syllabus:

1 – Composite Materials and Structure-Property Relationship:

  • Carbon and Glass fibers;
  • Other fibers,
  • Textile performing techniques,
  • Thermoset resins,
  • Thermoplastic resins,
  • CFRP and CFRC,

2 – Manufacturing technologies for composites:

  • From fibers to part:
  • Hand laminate molding,
  • Draping,
  • LCM and RTM
  • Pultrusion,
  • Braiding,
  • Tape placement,
  • Thermoplastic stamping,

3 – Analysis and Design of Composite Structures:

  • Elastic behavior of composite materials,
  • Failure behavior of composite materials,
  • Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials (FE),
  • Joining technologies,
  • Composite Structural Design,
  • Testing of Composite Materials,
  • Damage and repair,
  • Fatigue,