VB8008 - Advanced polymer composites


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and assignments
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 60/100
Assignments 40/100

Course content

- Composite materials - Different types of matrix, fiber, core material - Laminate Theory - Behavior of composites - Strength of composites - Characterization of composites - Damage mechanics, failure criteria - Multifunctional composites - Damage assessment - Non-destructive evaluation

Learning outcome

The students will be able to understand, measure and describe physical, mechanical and material properties that affect the behavior of polymers and composites when exposed to different service environments. Students will be able to understand and use the most important theoretical principles (chemical nature, physico-chemical properties, interfaces, joining, lamination theory, strength analysis, mechanical properties) for the design and construction of products made of polymers and composite materials. Students must design standard components that they will form in the laboratory. Students will then verify their knowledge of design by testing the fabricated components.

Learning methods and activities

If less than 6 students are registered, the course will run in self-learning activity mode.

Further on evaluation

Assignments account for 40 points out of 100 Oral Examination accounts for 60 points out of 100 In order for students to pass, they must reach at least 70 out of 100 points.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and assignments

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignments 40/100 INSPERA
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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