Composite Materials 7.5 credits

Second cycle, T7012T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by HUL Niklas Lehto 18 Jun 2020

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Polymer Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Materials Technology
Main field of study
Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge in elasticity and matris algebra.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After the end of this course the student is supposed to - have achieved knowledge about relationships between structure and constituents of composites and their macroscopic properties - understand the significant mechanisms steering the behaviour of composites and how they are affecting elastic properties and strength - be able to estimate properties of composites with different micro- and meso structure and to perform optimal material selection - be able to apply methods for calculation of composite structures and to analyse their mechanical performance - be able to do mechanical properties measurements and to analyse test results - be able to use simulation tools/software to design material with desired properties - be able to write research reports on the subject

The course considers the methods of analysis and properties of fiber and particle reinforced composites with polymeric, ceramic or metal matrices. Properties of constituents and manufacturing methods are analyzed. The significance of geometrical aspects, interfaces and statistical effects is considered. Mechanism based models are presented with the aim to determine thermo-mechanical properties, analyze load-transfer and failure mechanisms in composites. Methods to analyze laminated structures are developed and used in simulation exercises.

Lectures combined with seminars Mandatory home works and laboratory work with reports

To pass the Course both home works and lab reports must be approved and graded. A written exam has to be passed and will be graded.

Roberts Joffe

Transition terms
The course T7012T is equal to MPP035

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Course notes “Composite Materials” in digital form.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 53.70MandatoryA07
0002Laboratory workU G#3.00MandatoryA07
0003Home work assignmentG U 3 4 50.80MandatoryA07

Study guidance
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