How to (re)design products in fibre reinforced plastic composites? With attention for the right choice of materials, an efficient structural design and knowledge of the possible production processes and the way of assessing the product.
In this course you will get handles to apply composite materials in your own work. You will get insight in the behaviour of the materials, the sustainability and the costs to come to a completed product.
You also receive clear guidelines to make your own easily producible design. The matter will be illustrated with good and bad examples of use of composites in practical examples and demonstrations of production processes.
In this course:
Engineers, designers, constructers, consultants, contractors and manufacturers who want to use fibre reinforced plastic composites, design with them, count on or advise on material selection in the application of composites.
Getting acquainted with fibre reinforced composites: strengths and weaknesses, applications, environmental influences
Calculations on composites: basic rules of mixture and the classical lamination theory (CLT)
Failure of composites: failure mechanisms and test methods
Introduction on ElamX software
Hands-on session ElamX
Materials: thermosets and thermoplastics
Demonstrations: thermosets – infusions and prepregs
Demonstrations: thermoplastics – press forming
Costs and material selection
Do’s and don’ts in composite design