Special Topics in MFE: Manufacturing Processes for Composite Materials (MFG 58000)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Hatice Sinem Şaş Çaycı haticesas@sabanciuniv.edu,
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This course will cover manufacturing processes and modeling for fiber reinforced polymer matrix composite materials. In order to optimize material formation and avoid process induced defects, process engineers need a thorough understanding of the coupling between material transformations, thermo-mechanical response, heat transfer, and viscous fluid flow. Students will be given an overview of applications of composite materials, forming processes, and types of process induced defects which may occur. Constituent materials will be discussed (thermosets, thermoplastics, advanced fibers), along with thermo-mechanical characterization methods and material models. The equations of transport, constitutive laws, and dimensionless analysis will be reviewed and given context in process modeling. Models for short fiber suspensions in injection molding, compression molding, and extrusion will be introduced. Process modeling for continuous fiber reinforcement will include Pultrusion, Sheet Forming, Autoclave processing, Out-of-Autoclave processing, Filament Winding, Automated Fiber Placement, and Liquid Composite Molding.