Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad has announced that it will conduct a short-term course on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites.
FRP composites are now being extensively used as primary and secondary load bearing structures in many industries like aerospace, automobile, civil infrastructure, wind energy, marine and sports. Testing of heterogeneous and anisotropic FRP materials poses several challenges like numerous parameter identification, development of specific test methodology and fixtures etc. As a whole, the knowledge of fabrication methods, accurate machining and testing methodology is essential for researchers and practising engineers from design and manufacturing perspective.
This course is aimed at all industry and research professionals involved in development and usage of FRP composites; material characterisation; life prediction; damage assessment and repair aspects of FRP composite structures. Engineers and designers in both private and public organisation, will benefit from this course. It aims at providing an excellent exposure on FRP composites to young scientists, research scholars and teachers at the universities and private engineering colleges.
Over the duration of this course, the participants will learn about the composites of FRP, its application, manufacturing and testing methodologies. It would include the following topics:
- Introduction to Composites
- Manufacturing Processes
- Basic Mechanics
- Material Characterisation
- Whole-field Strain Analysis using Digital Image correlation (DIC) technique
- Mechanics of Composite Repair
- Fatigue life assessment
- Applications and Case Studies
The complete schedule of the course will be updated soon on the official website of IITH - https://www.iith.ac.in/