This is a five day intensive course covering the essential concepts and practices of Composite Materials. The course will benefit those with no previous formal introduction to the science of composites: no prior knowledge or experience is assumed. All topics will be introduced from first principles and the emphasis will be on developing an understanding of concepts rather than a detailed review of current practice. The course will include lectures, exercise classes and laboratory sessions.
No prior knowledge or experience of composites is assumed. The course will be taught at graduate level. It should be understood readily by graduates in science or engineering and by technicians of BTEC or equivalent status. The mathematical demands of the course are not great but some understanding of the calculus and the principles of matrix algebra would be advantageous.