METE 470  COMPOSITE MATERIALS

 

 

TEXTBOOK :  Chawla, Composite Materials: science and engineering, Springer, 1stEd.1987,2ndEd. 1998

 

REFERENCE BOOKS :

1. Matthews & Rawlings, Composite Materials: Engineering and Science, Chapman & Hall, 1994

2. Hull , An Introduction to Composite Materials , Cambridge, 1st Edt. 1981, 2nd Edt. 1997

 

 

COURSE CONTENT :

 

1.    INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITES      (Matthews Ch.1 & LN)      (1 week)

Definitions, Matrices, Reinforcements, Classifications, Applications, Advantages

 

2.    MICROMECHANICS OF COMPOSITES      (Callister Ch.16 & LN)      (1 week)

Rule of Mixtures, Critical Fiber Length, Short and Continuous Fibers, Fiber Orientation

 

3.    MATRIX MATERIALS      (Chawla Ch.3 & LN)      (1 week)

Polymeric Matrices, Metallic Matrices, Ceramic Matrices

 

4.    REINFORCEMENT MATERIALS      (Chawla Ch.2 & LN)      (1 week)

Particulates, Flakes, Whiskers, Fibers: C, B, Glass, Aramid, Al2O3, SiC

 

5.    MATRIX –REINFORCEMENT INTERFACE      (Chawla Ch.4 & LN)      (1 week)

Wettability, Interactions at Interface, Interfacial Bonding Types, Interfacial Strength Tests

 

6.    POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES  (PMCs)      (Chawla Ch.5 & LN)      (1 week)

Interfaces, Structures, Properties, Applications, Recycling

 

7.    MANUFACTURING PROCESSES OF PMCs      (Lecture Notes)      (1 week)

Fiber Forms, Prepregs, Molding Compounds-Processes, Lay-Ups, Filament Winding, Pultrusion

 

8.    METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES  (MMCs)      (Chawla Ch.6 & LN)      (1 week)

Types, Processing Methods, Interfaces, Properties, Applications, Recycling

 

9.    CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES  (CMCs)      (Chawla Ch.7 & LN)      (1 week)

Processing Methods, Interfaces, Properties, Toughening Mechanisms, Applications

 

10.CFRP & CARBON/CARBON COMPOSITES  (CCCs)      (Chawla Ch.8 & LN)      (1 week)

Processing Methods, Interfaces, Properties, Applications

 

11.STRENGTH, STIFFNESS AND FRACTURE OF COMPOSITES      (LN)      (1 week)

 

12.TOUGHNESS AND TOUGHENING MECHANISMS OF COMPOSITES      (LN)      (1 week)

 

13.FATIGUE, CREEP AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS IN COMPOSITES      (LN)      (1 week)

 

 

GRADING :

·      Attendance            10 %               (50% attendance is compulsory)

·      Midterm exam       30 %

·      Term-project         20 %

·      Final exam             40 %

 

 

TERM-PROJECT: a special topic on the use of Composites will be assigned for 1-2 students

 

 

PROJECT FORMAT

 

1.      INTRODUCTION TO THE SYSTEM OR COMPONENTS

·         Working Principles and Functions of the System or Components

·         Acting Loads, Stresses and Operating Environments of the System or Components

 

2.      SELECTION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

·         Types of Composite Materials Used (PMC, MMC, CMC, Particulates, Fibers, Panels, etc.)

·         Advantages, Disadvantages, Problems and Comparison with Metallic Materials

 

3.      SELECTION OF COMPOSITE PROCESSING METHODS

·         Primary Shaping Processes Used (Lay-ups, Moldings, Pultrusion, Filament Winding, etc.)

·         Secondary Processes Used (Heat Treating, Surface Treatment, Joining Methods, etc.)

·         Advantages, Disadvantages, Problems and Comparison with Metallic Materials

 

4.      FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS

·         Cost, Safety, Ergonomics, Aesthetics, Recycling and Environmental Issues

·         Future Applications, Research and Development

 

 

PROJECT TOPICS

1. Automotive Body Parts

2. Automotive Engine Parts

3. Brake Parts

4. Tires and Belts

 

5. Formula 1 Cars

6. Heavy Vehicles

7. Trains and Railways

8. Bicycles and Motorbikes

 

11. Airplanes

12. Sailplanes

13. Helicopters

14. Spacecrafts

15. Missiles and Launches

16. Other Military Applications

 

17. Ships

18. Submarines

19. Racing Yachts

 

20. Civil Engineering Applications

 

21. Pipes and Pressure Vessels

 

22. Windmills and Blades

 

23. Electronics and Electrical Applications

 

24. Prosthesis and Medical Devices

 

25. Sporting Goods

 

26. Musical Instruments

 

27. Household Appliances and White Wares

28. Furniture and Sanitary Wares

 

29. Packaging Industry

 

30. Applications in Arts, Cinema, Theater