Course detail

Composites and their Technologies II

FCH-MCO_KOMAcad. year: 2018/2019

Composites - introduction, composite applications, resin matrices, fibers, interphases. Composite mechanics. Micromechanics, mechanics of a lamina, laminate mechanics. Composite manufacturing technologies. Composite testing and standardization. Particulate filled plastics. Mechanics of particulate composites. Effects of particle-matrix adhesion.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

semestral project prepared with application of ESA COMP software


The prerequisites include polymer physics course (MCO FYP) and mechanics and failure of non-metallic materials (MCO MPM).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Jančář J.: Úvod do materiálového inženýrství kompozitů. FCH VUT, Brno 2000. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

project defence, one written test during semester and oral final exam

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction to FRCs, micro- and macro-mechanics of UD lamina, rule of mixtures, generalized Hook's law, constitutive equation of laminate, elastic modulus of particulate composite, yield strength and fracture behavior of particulate composite, introduction to polymer nanocomposites, resin matrix production technology, introduction to fiber manufacturing, introduction to impregnation technologies


Introduction to advanced analyses of polymer composites, manufacturing technologies and mechanics of fiber composites, laminates and particulate composites including introduction to nanocomposites

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

presence in classes, test results score above 50%, oral final exam

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer