2017 Advanced Course in Composite Materials

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Graduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Shioya Masatoshi 
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Course description and aims

Formation of the composite material is an extremely effective way for exerting excellent physical properties of the material to the maximum. This course focuses on the fabrication, structure and properties of the composite materials.
This course aims at understanding the mechanisms that exert the excellent properties of the composite materials.

Student learning outcomes

The students can briefly explain the design guideline of composite materials.


Composite material
High strength fiber
Carbon fiber
Fracture toughness

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The lecture uses materials uploaded to OCW-i.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Application field of composite materials Understand the application field of composite materials.
Class 2 Filler dispersed composite materials Understand the filler dispersed composite materials.
Class 3 Fiber reinforced composite materials Understand the fiber reinforced composite materials.
Class 4 Production, structure and properties of carbon fibers Understand the production, structure and properties of carbon fibers.
Class 5 Mechanisms of reinforcement with fibers Understand the mechanisms of reinforcement with fibers.
Class 6 Ductility and brittleness Understand the ductility and brittleness.
Class 7 Strength and fracture toughness Understand the strength and fracture toughness.
Class 8 Analysis of composite materials using synchrotron radiation X-ray scattering Understand the analysis of composite materials using synchrotron radiation X-ray scattering.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials uploaded to OCW-i

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed with written examination on mechanical properties.

Related courses

  • Not specified.

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None required.

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