Composites for Engineers 2 Structural Performance

Course Code: AC010
Duration: 5 Days
Fees: £1020.00 (£1224.00 incl.VAT)
Course structure: 50% theory, 50% practical

Who is it for:

The course is intended for delegates with a good technical background in engineering, materials or mechanical design who have completed composites for engineers 1 and wish to further their knowledge of composite materials, manufacture and analysis.

Course content

Composites for Engineers 2 builds on the principles and practices developed in Composites for Engineers 1. The course focus is upon taking a product from concept, through design and manufacture to prototype and analysis with consideration of ROI. This approach enables the further understanding of the design of materials for structural performance, the design of joints and bonds, mould design, repair methods and surface treatments. Greater emphasis is placed upon material performance analysis and resin flow characteristics and the latest processing techniques of Resin Infusion and Resin Transfer Moulding. The course satisfies ATA 104 IV objectives.

 The course aims to:

  •  develop an understanding of component development from concept design to analysis and manufacture.
  • develop design parameters to aid in good design for manufacture
  • show the use of design envelopes to support the design process
  • enable the delegates to select appropriate prototype build methods and manufacturing methods for cost effective solutions.
  • enable delegates to select materials and specify mould design for ROI.
  • develop an understanding of the use of computational analysis in the design process.

 

The course covers:

  • The course extends the understanding of the design of materials for structural performance, examining the impact and role played by the choice of fabric, weave pattern the impact of cutting, draping and shaping for complex parts while maintaining the orientations specified by the design parameters. Such areas as the effects of spring back within design and manufacture and the methods used to reduce the effect are introduced.
  • The principles and practical effects of joining composites using mechanical fastenings, inserts and adhesive joints along with the impact of each on the mechanical properties of assemblies is demonstrated using real applications and case studies.
  • Complex and multi part mould design and the routes to failure due to poor mould design and preparation are evaluated along with issues of part separation.  The need for effective repair methodologies within manufacture and service are explored along with the effect of human factors in the design and manufacturing operations.  
  • Greater emphasis is placed upon material performance analysis and resin flow characteristics to enable an understanding of the influence of these parameters on the latest processing techniques of Resin Infusion and Resin Transfer Moulding.
  • The theory and practical aspects of the course focus upon the development of a product from concept to prototype, the product is utilised to develop the design, manufacturing and analysis elements of the course alongside the volume requirements which influence the manufacturing options and the overall ROI.
  • Practical activities support the theory and are used to demonstrate the interaction the processing techniques and analysis of performance, thermal effects and flow characteristics and underlying theoretical principles and includes the use of computational analysis to support design and processing parameters. 

 

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