Module Description

Module: Processing of fibre-polymer-composites

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
From Molecule to Composites PartProject-/problem-based Learning2Summer Semester
Processing of fibre-polymer-compositesLecture2Summer Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Bodo Fiedler

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Knowledge in the basics of chemistry / physics / materials science

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students are able to give a summary of the technical details of the manufacturing processes composites and illustrate respective relationships. They are capable of describing and communicating relevant problems and questions using appropriate technical language. They can explain the typical process of solving practical problems and present related results.

Capabilities

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

They can explain the complex 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).

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are able to cooperate in small, mixed-subject groups in order to independently derive solutions to given problems in the context of civil engineering. They are able to effectively present and explain their results alone or in groups in front of a qualified audience. Students have the ability to develop alternative approaches to an engineering problem independently or in groups and discuss advantages as well as drawbacks.

Autonomy

Students are capable of independently solving mechanical engineering problems using provided literature. They are able to fill gaps in as well as extent their knowledge using the literature and other sources provided by the supervisor. Furthermore, they can meaningfully extend given problems and pragmatically solve them by means of corresponding solutions and concepts.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

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


Course: From Molecule to Composites Part (Project-/problem-based Learning)

Lecturer:

Bodo Fiedler

Language:

German & English

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

Students get the task in the form of a customer request for the development and production of a MTB handlebar made ​​of fiber composites. In the task technical and normative requirements (standards) are given, all other required information come from the lectures and tutorials, and the respective documents (electronically and in conversation). 
  The procedure is to specify in a milestone schedule and allows students to plan tasks and to work continuously. At project end, each group has a made handlebar with approved quality.
In each project meeting the design (discussion of the requirements and risks) are discussed. The calculations are analyzed, evaluated and established manufacturing methods are selected. Materials are selected bar will be produced. The quality and the mechanical properties are checked. At the end of the final report created (compilation of the results for the "customers").
After the test during the "customer / supplier conversation" there is a mutual feedback-talk ("lessons learned") in order to ensure the continuous improvement.

Literature:

Customer Request ("Handout")


Course: Processing of fibre-polymer-composites (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Bodo Fiedler

Language:

German & English

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

Manufacturing of Composites: Hand Lay-Up; Pre-Preg; GMT, BMC; SMC, RIM; Pultrusion; Filament Winding

Literature:

Åström: Manufacturing of Polymer Composites, Chapman and Hall