OPR752 Syllabus - Processing Of Polymer And Composites - 2017 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OPR752 Syllabus - Processing Of Polymer And Composites - 2017 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OPR752

PROCESSING OF POLYMER AND COMPOSITES

 L T P C

3003

OBJECTIVE: To understand the characteristics of different reinforcement matrix materials
• To develop composite materials for different application.
• To know the different process used for polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites and ceramics matrix composites

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION

9

Classification of polymers – properties and applications of selective engineering polymers – fundamentals of composites – need for composites – enhancement of properties – classification of composites – matrix polymer matrix composites (PMC), metal matrix composites (MMC), Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) reinforcement – particle reinforced composites, fibre reinforced composites, applications of various types of composites.

UNIT II

POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES

9

Polymer matrix resins – thermosetting resins, thermoplastic resins – reinforcement fibres – rovings – woven fabrics – non woven random mats – various types of fibres, PMC processes – hand lay up processes – spray lay up processes – compression moulding – reinforced reaction injection moulding – resin transfer moulding – poltrusion – filament winding – injection moulding fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) (Glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP).


UNIT III

METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES

9

Characteristics of MMC, various types of metal matrix composites alloy vs. MMC, advantages of MMC limitations of MMC – Metal matrix – reinforcements – particles – fibres. Effect of reinforcement – volume fraction – Rule of mixtures, processing of MMC – Powder metallurgy process diffusion bonding – stir casting squeeze casting.

UNIT IV

CERAMICS MATRIX COMPOSITES

9

Engineering ceramic materials – properties – advantages – limitations – Monolithic ceramics – Need for CMC – Ceramic matrix – various types of ceramic matrix composites – oxide ceramics – non oxide ceramics – aluminium oxide – silicon nitride – reinforcements – particles – fibres – whiskers. Sintering- Hot pressing – Cold isostatic pressing (CIPing) – Hot isostatic pressing (HIPing).

UNIT V

ADVANCES IN POLYMERS & COMPOSITES

9

Carbon/carbon composites – advantages of carbon matrix – limitations of carbon matrix carbon fibre – chemical vapour deposition of carbon on carbon fibre perform. Solgel technique. Composites for aerospace industrial applications.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
• Ability to select suitable matrix, reinforce materials for polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites and ceramics matrix composites

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Mathews F.L. and Rawings R.D., “Composite materials, Engineering and Science”, Chapman.
2. Chawla K.K. “Composite Materails”, Springer Verlag, 1987
3. Kenneth G.Budinski & Michael K. Budinski, “Engineering Materials”, Prentice Hall of India pvt ltd., 4th Indian reprint, 2002

REFERENCES:
1. Clync. T.W., and Withers. P.J., “Introduction to Metal Matrix Composites”. Cambridge University Press, 1993.
2. Strong. B., “Fundamentals of Composite Manufacturing, SME, 1989
3. Sharma. S.C., “Composite Materials”, Narosa publications, 2000
4. “Short term course on advances in composite materials”, “composite technology centre, department of metallurgy, iit – madras, December 2001.
5. Brydson, Hand book of plastic processing
6. Weatherhead R.G. “FRP technology” (Fibre Reinforced Resin System), Applied Science Publishers Limited, London, 1990.

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