Course: Properties of Composite Materials

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Course title Properties of Composite Materials
Course code TUVI/TE7VK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Rusnáková Soňa, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Maňas Lukáš, Ing.
Course content
- Modern technical materials and their distribution. Optimalization of material properties. Homogenous and heterogeneous materials. Surface phenomenon and their function. Weltability. Adhesion and their measurement. Influences on lubrication adhesion. - Composites - definition and their distribution. Synergic action in composites. - Fibre for composites. Properties of long-fibre composites. - Oriented and non-oriented fibres of structure 1D, 2D and 3D. Properties of short-fibre composites. Term of critical length of fibres. Aspect ratio of fibres. Kind of fibre. Properties and kinds of particular composites. Dispersion strengthening in composites. Reinforced strengthening. - The type of products from fibres. Glass fibres. Composition. The modification of surface of glass fibres. Carbon fibres. The main kind of carbon fibres. Polymer fibres. Basalt fibres. Fibres to high-temperature applications. - Matrix. Polymer matrix. Unsaturated matrix. Epoxy matrix. Special kind of matrix to high-temperature applications. - Methods to preparation thermoplastic pre-preg materials. - Lamination. Orthotropic ply. Part by volume of fibre. Calculation of elastic constant of orthotropic ply. - Experimental determination of elastic characteristics of orthotropic ply. Hook low to special orthotropic plies. General orthotropic ply. Strength of orthotropic ply. - Superposition of laminate. Modulus of elasticity of isotropic ply (laminate from mat). - Constitutive equation of laminate. Fundamentals of sequence option of plies. - Other factors influenced tensile strength. Influence of freeboards of laminate. Thermal tension. - Metal composite materials - kind, basic properties and applications. - Ceramic composite materials - kind, basic properties and applications.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Practice exercises
  • Preparation for examination - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to gain basic information about principle of creation of composite materials, their properties and using. Students will acquire knowledge about individual types of composite materials, like are particular, disperse and fibre composite materials. Subject further defines and interprets what are composite system, composite treatment, and synergic action of structure composite materials to their physical and mechanical properties.
Student has knowledge of polymer composite problematic, mainly their particularity, knows their general characteristics and possibilities their using in aircraft industry, machinery and in another fields. He/she proves to choose kind, form a type reinforced fibre for concrete products technology of polymer composite materials and also matrix. Student understands conditions of fibres reinforcing effect and has a basic knowledge of composite materials properties.
Knowledge of mathematic and physic on secondary school level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Preparation of a presentation

Attendance: compulsory participation at exercises. Course credit: credit test. Examination: knowledge of the curriculum content already dealt with, oral exam. Requirement to participation on exam is obtaining of credit. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Barbero, E. J. Introduction to Composite Materials Design. London: Taylor & Francis, 1999.
  • Bareš, R. A. Kompozitní materiály. Praha, SNTL, 1988.
  • Černý, M. Vláknové kompozity. Praha, Čvut, 2001.
  • Ehrenstein, Gottfried W.: . Polymerní kompozitní materiály. Scientia, 2009.
  • Geier, M.H. Quality Handbook for Composite Material. ASM International, 1999.
  • Havalda, A. Kompozitné materiály. Bratislava: SVŠT v Bratislave, 1989.
  • Chawla, K. K. Composite Materials, Science and Enginering. Springer Verlag, New York, 1987.
  • Kolařík, J. Vysokomodulová polymerní vlákna a vláknové kompozity. ACADEMIA, Praha, 1984.
  • Pancl, J. a kol. Kompozitní materiály. Praha, Conmat, 1992.
  • Táborský, L., Šebo, P. Konštrukčné materiály se spevnenými vláknami, . Bratslava, Alfa, 1982.

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