Composite Materials and Manufacturing

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Teaching language: English
EKA: T030005102
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Autumn
Level: Bachelor of Engineering

Course ID: T030005101
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 19-04-2018


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Archive

Course ID

T030005101

Course Title

Composite Materials and Manufacturing

ECTS value

5

Internal Course Code

M-COM-U1

Responsible study board

Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering

Date of Approval

19-04-2018

Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Dorte Smedegaard Schmidt dss@iti.sdu.dk
Helle Gad hgad@iti.sdu.dk

Teachers

Name Email Department City
Søren Wahlgren swag@iti.sdu.dk

Programme Secretary

Name Email Department City
Lea Sundsgaard Jensen leje@iti.sdu.dk

Offered in

Odense

Level

Bachelor of Engineering

Offered in

Autumn

Duration

1 semester

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge within mechanics of materials and good English language skills are necessary.

Learning objectives - Knowledge

Knowledge

The student will be able too:

  • Describe the constituent components of a composite material
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of composite materials
  • See the relationship between product design, material choice, and manufacturing method

Learning objectives - Skills

Skills

The student can:

  • Calculate fiber volume fraction and other critical composite properties
  • Apply the rule of mixtures to predict the mechanical properties of a composite material

Learning objectives - Competences

Competence

The student can:

  • Identify the optimal design, composite material, and manufacturing method for a given application

Content

This course is designed to make an introduction to composite materials, and to the manufacturing methods used to produce them.

Key areas:

  • Fibers, including carbon fiber, fiberglass, and aramid (Kevlar)
  • Fiber configurations such as unidirectional and woven fabrics
  • Matrix, including thermoplastic and thermoset types
  • Mechanical behavior
  • Design and tooling considerations
  • Manufacturing methods, including hand lay-up, prepreg layup, vacuum infusion, pultrusion, and filament winding
  • Curing methods such as room temperature, oven, and autoclave cures
  • Quality and defects

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Teaching Method

The course is a combination of theory lectures, demonstrations, exercises, project work and visits to companies producing product from composite materials. Details will be available in the semester plan.

Number of lessons

48 hours per semester

Teaching language

English

Examination regulations

Examination

Name

Examination

Examination is held

At the end of the semester


Tests

Examination

EKA

T030005102

Name

Examination

Description

Internal examination with co-examiner assessed according to the 7-point grading scale based on an overall assessment of:

  • The student’s design project 
  • The student’s portfolio, consisting of exercises and assignments given throughout the semester 


Form of examination

Portfolio

Censorship

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card - Date of birth

Language

English

ECTS value

5

Syllabus


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