Module Description

Module: Fibre-polymer-composites

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Design with fibre-polymer-compositesLecture2Summer Semester
Structure and properties of fibre-polymer-compositesLecture2Summer Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Bodo Fiedler

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basics: chemistry / physics / materials science

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students can use the knowledge of  fiber-reinforced composites (FRP) and its constituents to play (fiber / matrix) and define the necessary testing and analysis.

They can explain the complex relationships structure-property relationship and

the interactions of chemical structure of the polymers, their processing with the different fiber types, including to explain neighboring contexts (e.g. sustainability, environmental protection).

Capabilities

Students are capable of

  • using standardized calculation methods in a given context to mechanical properties (modulus, strength) to calculate and evaluate the different materials.
  • approximate sizing using the network theory of the structural elements implement and evaluate.
  • selecting appropriate solutions for mechanical recycling problems and sizing example stiffness, corrosion resistance.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students can

  • arrive at funded work results in heterogenius groups and document them.
  • provide appropriate feedback and handle feedback on their own performance constructively.
Autonomy

Students are able to

- assess their own strengths and weaknesses.

- assess their own state of learning in specific terms and to define further work steps on this basis.

- assess possible consequences of their professional activity.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56


Course: Design with fibre-polymer-composites (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Bodo Fiedler

Language:

English

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

Designing with Composites: Laminate Theory; Failure Criteria; Design of Pipes and Shafts; Sandwich Structures; Notches; Joining Techniques; Compression Loading; Examples

Literature:

Konstruieren mit Kunststoffen, Gunter Erhard , Hanser Verlag


Course: Structure and properties of fibre-polymer-composites (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Bodo Fiedler

Language:

English

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

- Microstructure and properties of the matrix and reinforcing materials and their interaction
- Development of composite materials
- Mechanical and physical properties
- Mechanics of Composite Materials
- Laminate theory
- Test methods
- Non destructive testing
- Failure mechanisms
- Theoretical models for the prediction of properties
- Application

Literature:

Hall, Clyne: Introduction to Composite materials, Cambridge University Press
Daniel, Ishai: Engineering Mechanics of Composites Materials, Oxford University Press
Mallick: Fibre-Reinforced Composites, Marcel Deckker, New York