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Course Date: 23 September 2014 to 18 November 2014 (8 weeks)
Introduction of composite materials from engineering design, manufacturing, and repair viewpoints.
Composites are used in many industries today to enable high-performance products at economic advantage. These industries range from space to sports and include manufactured products for aircraft, transportation, energy, construction, sports, marine, and medical use. There are many material, economic and aesthetic advantages to using composites, but a solid knowledge of the physical properties, including the mechanics, tooling, design, inspection & repair, and manufacturing options is required for working in this medium as they are intrinsically linked.
An understanding of engineering (particularly of mechanics of materials), physics, and chemistry will be beneficial.