The properties of a composite will be largely dependent upon the properties of its constituent fibre reinforcements and polymer matrix. This live online training module examines the properties of typical fibres and polymers, and shows how these can be used to estimate the properties of a resulting composite.
This module is suitable for for those with an engineering or scientific background, although it assumes no prior specialist knowledge of polymers or composites.
The full program is as follows:
Fibre and Matrix Properties
Fibre Volume Fraction and Mass Fraction
Rule of Mixtures for Estimating Composite Properties
Effect of Reinforcement Format
Effect of Fibre Orientation
Typical Composite Properties
Live Question and Answer Session
Dr Joe Carruthers, NetComposites Ltd