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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. II
Subject Code CHM623
Subject Title Composite Science and Technology


Introduction to Composite Materials, Classification, reinforcement; Polymer matrix composites,Thermoplastic and thermosetting resins, Common matrix reinforcement system; Concept of A stage, B stage and C stage resins; Particulate and fibre filled composites, Short fibre composites, Theories of stress transfer; Continuous fibre composites, Failure mechanism and strength, Halpin-Tsai equations, Prediction of Poisson’s ratio, Various failure modes; Specialty composites, Composites for satellites and advanced launch vehicles, Design considerations, PMC- for structural composites, MMC- design, Silicon carbide composites; Carbon-Carbon composites, Matrix precursors, Manufacturing considerations; Nanocomposites, Nano particle dispersion in polymer matrix, Polymer-nanoclay and carbon nanotubes composites; Design and analysis of composite structures macro mechanics, Micro mechanics, Laminate analysis, FE model and analysis, Manufacturing techniques- hand lay-up, filament winding, pultrusion, resin transfer molding, processing science of reactive polymer composites; Testing of composites, Raw material testing, NDT techniques

Text Books

1. R.M. Jones, Mechanics of Composites, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis, 1999.

2. T. G. Gutowski, (Ed.) Advanced Composites Manufacturing, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1997.

3. P.M. Ajayan, L. Schadler, P.V. Braun Nano Composite Science and Technology, Wiley VCH, 2003.

4. E. Fitzer, L.M. Manocha, Carbon Reinforcement and Carbon/Carbon Composites, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, New York, 1998.

5. K.K. Chawla, Ceramic Matrix Composites, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

6. N. Chawla, K.K. Chawla, Metal Matrix Composites, Springer-Verlag, 2006.

7. J.C. Seferis, L. Nicolais, (Eds.) The Role of the Polymeric Matrix in the Processing and Structural Properties of Composite Materials, Plenum Press, New York 1983.