Polymers and Composite Materials

2019/2020

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge obtained in 1st Semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have gained an in-depth understanding of the overall topical area of polymers and composite materials including their properties, manufacturing, analysis and design.
  • Be able to document understanding of following concepts and theories:
    • Applications of composites: past, present and future.
    • Fibers and polymer resin materials: Types and properties.
    • Manufacturing methods, their processing characteristics and influence on the mechanical properties of composites.
    • Laminae and laminates: Micro-mechanical models, modeling of the laminae, classical lamination theory (CLT).
    • Thermal effects.
  • Microstructural Fracture and failure

Skills

  • Be able to apply concepts, theories and methods for analysis and design of composite materials.
  • Be able to characterize polymers and composite materials in terms of various experimental techniques.
  • Be able to understand the relation between processing conditions and subsequent material properties.

Competences

  • Be able to undertake development and product design using polymers and composite materials.
  • Be able to develop procedures for production and verification of components made from polymer and composite materials.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum ยง17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examPolymers and Composite Materials
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titlePolymerer og kompositmaterialer
Module codeM-MAT-K2-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Materials and Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science