Course detail

Composite Materials

FAST-CJ002Acad. year: 2018/2019

The development of composite materials, composite materials division into basic types and their characteristics. Definition of composite material and the interpretation of the composite action. Variables defining properties of composites. Structural Composites division - manufacturing problems. Particle Composites and their distribution. Fiber composites, fiber matrix. Carbon, metal, glass, polypropylene, cellulose and other fibers. Composites with a polymer matrix and fiber reinforcement, manufacture, durability. Composite materials with the cement matrix and fiber reinforcement, fiber reinforced with steel fibers. Glass fiber reinforced concrete. Fibre composite materials. Fiber cement composite materials. New materials for reinforcement of structures, plates, reinforcing fabric. Materials with alkali activated matrix. Unidirectional Composites - relative representation phase, thermal expansion and transport properties. Lectures are supplemented by laboratory assignments in the course.

Department

Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will become familiar with composite materials used in construction.
Students will understand the effect of composite materials and composite options.
The student is familiar with the principles of design and use of composites.
Based on the findings listener can optimally choose composite material for a specific application.
Graduates are able to define the desired properties of the composite, conditions of use, will gain experience with the practical training of selected composite materials.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of building materials - properties of building materials. Knowledge of concrete technology - the design process, mixing concrete, the process of compacting concrete, concrete placement Knowledge of Chemistry - Classification of substances, properties of matter

Co-requisites

Knowledge of building materials - properties of building materials.
Knowledge of concrete technology - the design process, mixing concrete, the process of compacting concrete, concrete placement
Knowledge of Chemistry - Classification of substances, properties of matter
Knowledge of the chemistry of plastics and lightweight building materials

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the teaching methods are described in Article 7 of the Study and Examination Regulations of the University.
For teaching system is used LMS Moodle.
The lessons are organized field trips to companies manufacture composite materials - specifically excursion to companies KrampeHarex CZ Ltd., Morfico Ltd., Bachel Ltd., Prefa Kompozity and more.
The lessons are organized lectures of practitioners.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credits are awarded based on attendance and submission of properly prepared reports of exercise.Credits are awarded based on attendance and submission of properly prepared reports of exercise. Attendance at seminars is required. Participation in the field trip is mandatory. Participation in professional lecture practitioners is required.
Student is required to draw up a protocol on each class. Each protocol is evaluated by the teacher.
The test includes a written part and an oral part. Student

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. The development of composite materials, composite materials distribution definition
2. Variables defining properties of composites and their structural classification, design of composites, design specifics
3. Fiber reinforced composites, fibers, matrices
4. Composite material with cement matrix and fiber reinforcement (steel, polymer, glass, cellulosic fibers)
5. Glass fiber reinforced concrete
6. Composites with cement matrix and fiber reincorcement
7. Wood-cement composites
8. Materials with alkali activated matrix
9. Composite material with a polymer matrix and fiber reinforcement, the properties of raw materials, production technology
10. Composite material with a polymer matrix and fiber reinforcement, durability, application
11. New materials for reinforcement of structures, plates, reinforcing fabric
12. Particle composites, composites resistance to high temperatures
13. Unidirectional Composites, representation fibers. Mechanics of unidirectional composites, longitudinal strength, elastic modulus and strength, thermal expansion and transport properties

Aims

Acquaintance with composite materials used in the building industry, understanding of materials composite effects and possibilities of composites. Acquaintance with principles of design and use of composites, on base of obtained knowledge the student can make the optimal choice of the composite material for actual application and he is able to define the demanded composite properties and the conditions for its use, he wins experience with practical preparation of selected composite material types.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. The development of composite materials, composite materials distribution definition
2. Variables defining properties of composites and their structural classification, design of composites, design specifics
3. Fiber reinforced composites, fibers, matrices
4. Composite material with cement matrix and fiber reinforcement (steel, polymer, glass, cellulosic fibers)
5. Glass fiber reinforced concrete
6. Composites with cement matrix and fiber reincorcement
7. Wood-cement composites
8. Materials with alkali activated matrix
9. Composite material with a polymer matrix and fiber reinforcement, the properties of raw materials, production technology
10. Composite material with a polymer matrix and fiber reinforcement, durability, application
11. New materials for reinforcement of structures, plates, reinforcing fabric
12. Particle composites, composites resistance to high temperatures
13. Unidirectional Composites, representation fibers. Mechanics of unidirectional composites, longitudinal strength, elastic modulus and strength, thermal expansion and transport properties

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction, safety training, laboratory order
2. Polymer composites connective basis - polymer concrete and polymer mortar special types, use
3. Excursions production of polymeric composites, long and short composites, extrusion, pultrusion
4. Cement-based composites - the effect of particular types of fillers on the properties
5. Cement-based composites - polymer fiber dosage effect on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete
6. Cement-based composites - influence of dosage of steel fibers on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete
7. Cement-based composites - influence of types of steel fibers on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete
8. Composite materials based on alkali-activated materials, characteristics of applications
9. Composite materials based on alkali-activated materials, preparation of particulate or fibrous composites
10. Excursions manufacture of polymer composite materials
11. Excursions particulate and fibrous cementitous composites basis of applications
12. Presentation of seminar papers
13. Inspection protocols Credit

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