ENGR 213 or ENGR 213H or equivalent and
+16 or instructor permission
412 Rogers Hall
Introduction to fiber-reinforced composite materials and their applications. Topics include matrices and reinforcement; open and closed molding processes; filament winding, quality, testing, damage assessment; basics of factory operations and sustainability of composites. Students will complete laboratory projects using fiber-reinforced laminates. Lec/lab.
- Classifying composites, fiber types, matrices, and manufacturing processes
- Basics of linear elasticity of anisotropic materials; residual stresses
- Concepts of volume and weight fraction of fiber and matrix
- Matrices and their properties, polyesters, epoxies
- Reinforcements and their forms related to manufacturing
- Sandwich structures, joints and post-processing operations
- Open molding, close molding
- Basics of RTM and filament winding
- Quality and testing
- Basics of damage assessment and repairs
- Basics of factory operations, project planning, business of composites, recycling and sustainability in composites
The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:
- Determine the appropriate manufacturing process for a new product based on analysis of the product requirements, basic components characteristics and factory operations.
- Use a commercial software package to apply the Analysis-Check-Manufacture group process for fiber-reinforced composites.
- Perform basic damage assessment and identify options for sustainability of fiber-reinforced composites.
- Document laboratory team project work in a clearly written and well structured technical report.
- MFGE 538 only – Demonstrate the ability to independently analyze and extend a given course subject and synthesize the results into a cohesive research paper.