Composite Materials (2182103)   Old Code : 1820103

Syllabus

Sr. Topics Teaching Hours Module Weightage
1
Introduction to Composites:
Matrices, Reinforcements, Classifications, Applications, Comparison with Metals and Importance over other materials, design fabrication and economic consideration, General requirements
6
10 %
2
Classification of composites
Classification of composites on the basis of reinforcement and matrix, Classification of Reinforcement, Form and functions of reinforcement, Functions of matrices. Dispersion strengthened, particle strengthened and fiber-reinforced composites. Fibres and resin materials
8
14 %
3
Strengthening mechanisms
Strengthening mechanisms, Aspect Ratio, Rule of Mixture, discontinuous and continuous fiber composites and their comparison, Characteristics and materials of reinforcements and matrices. Critical Fiber Length, Short and Continuous Fibers, Fiber Orientation.
8
14 %
4
Major composite classes
polymer matrix, métal matrix, ceramic matrix, carbon-carbon, and intermetallic composites. Hybrid composites, Laminated omposites. Examples of each class of composites. Particulates, Flakes, Whiskers, Fibers.
8
13 %
5
Role of interfaces in composites
Role of interfaces in composites, Interfacial Bonding Mechanisms. Pullout & Push-out Testing. Control of Bond Strength. Toughening mechanisms in PMCs, MMCs, and CMCs
6
10 %
6
Fabrication of PMC’s
Fabrication of Fibers, Plastic Fiber Forms, Prepregs, Molding Compounds-Processes, Lay-Ups, Filament Winding,Pultrusion, and Recycling. ; Matrix –Reinforcement Interface, Wettability.
8
13 %
7
Fabrication of CMC’s
Hot-Pressing, Infilration,In Situ Chemical reaction Techniques.CVD & CVI, Sol-gel. Fabrication of MMC’S : Liquid Infiltration- Casting, Solid State Processes-Diffusion Bonding & In Situ Technique.
8
13 %
8
Applications of advanced composite materials
Applications of advanced composite materials. Environmental effects in Composites, Green composites, Synthesis and Properties of Nanocomposites. Surface Composites & Surface metal matrix composites: Need, Synthesis, Properties and applications
8
13 %