MM8300 - Polymer Based Composite Materials


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

Properties for fibers, polymer matrix and core materials. Thermo-mechanical behavior, micromechanical models, laminate theory, damage mechanics and failure criteria. Structures as beams, shell, sandwich plates and tubes. Finite element analysis. Manufacturing Methods: Manual and automated manufacturing methods such as hand layup, vacuum assisted resin transfer, injection, winding, compression molding and pultrusion. Processing and testing.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: To provide knowledge about polymer composite materials with regard to constitutive materials, design and processing.

Skills: Ability to comprehend theory from multiple sources, and be able to use this theory on practical applications.

General Competence: Be able to communicate and present obtained knowledge.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, problems and self study. Some use of computer aided analysis tools such as MatLab and Abaqus. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required. The course will only be given if at least five students sign up.

Compulsory assignments

  • Lab.

Required previous knowledge

All students taking this course must be enrolled in a ph.d program at NTNU or a different university.

Course materials

Will be specified at start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIO2008 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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