Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 22.10.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mark Hughes

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • is familiar with the potential of synthetic polymers in composite technology
  • knows the role of reinforcement, matrix and interface in a composite system
  • knows the principles of load sharing and reinforcement processes in short and long fibre reinforced composites and the influence of fibre architecture on composite properties
  • can use simple micromechanical models to predict selected composite properties
  • can evaluate the compatibility between polymer and reinforcement/filler systems and is familiar with the main methods of controlling compatibility
  • knows the methods to process thermosetting and thermoplastic polymer composites into various products
  • can make a literature study and present his/her study orally

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fibre reinforced polymer matrix composites (FRP); reinforcement, matrix and interface; principles of load sharing; stress transfer mechanisms; fibre (reinforcement architecture); thermoset and thermoplastic polymer composites processing; applications for FRPs.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Project work and presentation

Self-study for exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 135 h

Lectures 14 h

Project work and presentation 81 h

Self-study for exam 40 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

KE-100.4100 Polymer Composites

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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