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Fibre-Reinforced Composites: Calculation and Praxis

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Fibre-Reinforced Composites: Calculation and Praxis
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: MAM.
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for άbung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+3PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

FTM-FBP (P241-0345) Automotive Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2021 , semester 1, optional course
FTM-FBP (P241-0345) Automotive Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2023 , semester 1, optional course
MAM. (P241-0345) Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 2, optional course, technical
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Moritz Habschied
Prof. Dr. Moritz Habschied

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Learning outcomes:
This module is geared towards students in the Master´s degree program who are interested in gaining in-depth insight into lightweight construction.
The central question behind the project work is: "Why lightweight is often more difficult" This refers to the challenges of lightweight material construction.
To this end, students will learn about and evaluate the concepts of multi-material lightweight construction.
In the practical part of the course, a load-bearing structure will be developed and ultimately manufactured in the plastics laboratory (of the Materials Science Laboratory) under given constraints using simulation tools.
Depending on the number of participants, the practical part will take place in small groups in the form of a competition.
The knowledge gained in the process will be evaluated within the group and in comparison with the other groups, and the results will be presented.
The methodology and approach will be assessed.
Learning outcomes:
•        Knowledge of fibre composite construction methods with plastic matrix, as well as their manufacturing processes and areas of application
•        Manufacturing processes and their practical application in the project
•        Understanding the influence of ply and fiber structure on component properties through destructive testing
•        Calculating fiber volume contents and theoretical component properties (rule of mixtures)
•        Knowledge of different failure modes

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Module content:
•        Introduction of anisotropic materials and representation of specific properties in Ashby Maps
•        Demonstrating the areas of application of fiber composites
•        Basics for the construction of fiber-matrix systems
•        Richmann’s mixing rule and component properties
•        Presentation of the different types of fibers used industrially (glass/carbon/aramid fibres), presentation and comparison of the properties, as well as the manufacturing processes.
•        Explanation of the different matrix types thermoset, thermoplastic, elastomer
•        Presentation of preforming processes and the respective semi-finished products (scrims, woven fabrics, braids, winding, prepregs)
•        Introduction to modern production processes such as RTM, VARI, VAP and autoclave
•        An outlook on the potential of the materials and on current research areas, repair possibilities, as well as disposal challenges
•        Carrying out laboratory tests to determine material and component properties with calculation and destructive testing

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Teaching methods/Media:
Interactive lecture with seminar units and practical units in plastics construction, supervised lab exercises in small groups with test and report.

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Recommended or required reading:
Recommended literature will be announced during the introductory lecture.

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