CH4160 – Processing of Polymeric Composites


CH4160 – Processing of Polymeric Composites


Course content :

Introduction to polymeric composites, thermoset and thermoplastic composites, various techniques for processing, essential unit operations of composite processing. Key considerations during composite processing.

Reaction kinetics, molecular weight and molecular weight distribution, degree of crosslinking, polymerization reaction kinetics.

Fluid flow – Flow through porous media, non-Newtonian and viscoelastic fluid flow of polymer solution, prepolymer or polymer melt through arrangements of reinforcing fibers.

Heat transfer – Anisotropy in polymeric composites, heat transfer during composite processing.

Reference:

Process Modeling in Composites Manufacturing, Second Edition, Suresh G. Advani, E. Murat Sozer, Suresh G. Advani, E. Murat Sozer, CRC press, 2010.