Composite Materials and Structures for the Marine Environment
(75% of MCT module MATS232 Marine Composites and Vessel Surveying)

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Module record (DMR) for MATS232: This is a twenty credit module and credits are only secured when both elements have been achieved.  For guidance, the effective value of each element of assessment for this module is 0 credits examination, 5 credits in-class test, 15 credits coursework (composites and surveying coursework equally weighted).  Vessel Surveying for this module is taught by Jasper Graham-Jones:
    a separate page gives guidance on the general requirements for each classification for an honours degree.
From 2002-2015, this topic was module MATS231 Composite Materials and Structures for the Marine Environment.

Recommended reading:  Hull and Clyne CSHL &,    Bunsell and Renard CSHL &,    Åström CSHL &,    Strong CSHL &

HEALTH & SAFETY
It is important that all students are aware of the Health and Safety considerations for this module.  You will be required to attend the Health and Safety presentation and to sign to confirm that you have done so before you will be allowed to use the facilities in the ACMC laboratory (Brunel 007). This support material can be accessed online.

Students studying this module might like to consider Student Membership of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).  The British Composites Society is a Division of IOM3.

 Week  Date  Topic  Powerpoint  Reading Lists
01  1 Thursday 01 February 2018
09:00-10:00  Nancy Astor 006
 Introduction.  Nomenclature and basic equations. 1.1  A01
01  2 Friday 02 February 2018
16:00-17:00 Nancy Astor 006
 ESSENTIAL: Health and safety in the laboratory. 1.2 C04
02  1 Wednesday 07 February 2018
11:00-13:00  Brunel 007
 Demonstration of resin infusion under flexible tooling (RIFT)     
02 2 Thursday 08 February 2018
09:00-10:00   Nancy Astor 006
 Reinforcementsfibres 2.2  C01
02 3 Friday 09 February 2018
16:00-17:00 Nancy Astor 006
 Reinforcements: fabrics  2.3 C02
03 1 Thursday 15 February 2018
09:00-10:00   Nancy Astor 006
 Manufacturing methods I:   overview   Contact moulding. 3.1 C05
03 2 Friday 16 February 2018
11:00-14:00  Brunel 007
  LABORATORY PRACTICAL: Manufacture of composite plates    
03 3 Friday 16 February 2018
16:00-17:00 Nancy Astor 006
 Manufacturing methods II:  Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM). 3.3 C06
04 1 Tuesday 20 February 2018
15:00-18:00  Smeaton 001
 LABORATORY PRACTICAL: Flexural (modulus and strength) and interlaminar shear strength (ILSS) testing
 .. and .. optical microscopy/fractography
   
  JS away  International Conference on Sonar Systems & Sensors (ICONS2018), Kochi (Kerala), 22-24 February 2018   
05  1 Monday 26 February 2018
14:00-17:00  Brunel 005
 LABORATORY PRACTICAL: Electron microscopy of fractured specimens    
05  2 Tuesday 27 February 2018
15:00-18:00  Smeaton 001
 LABORATORY PRACTICAL: Fractography by optical microscopy    
06 1 Tuesday 06 March 2018
11:00-12:00
Reynolds G1
 Manufacturing methods III:  Resin Infusion. 6.1 C07
06 2 Thursday 08 March 2018
09:00-10:00
Cookworthy 409
 Characterisation:  overview  anisotropy. E, G, ν and K. 6.2 A02
06 3 Thursday 08 March 2018
16:00-17:00
Reynolds G1
 Characterisation: Strength and failure mechanisms.  6.3 A04
06 4 Friday 09 March 2018
16:00-17:00
Babbage 007
 Durability:  creep, fatigue and impact. 6.4 A05
07  1 Tuesday 13 March 2018
13:00-14:00   Nancy Astor 006
 Durability: osmosis and blistering, cavitation erosion, galvanic corrosion. 7.1 A07
07  2 Friday 16 March 2018
16:00-17:00
Babbage 007
 Review of coursework assignment requirements.    
08  1 15:00 on Wednesday
21 March 2018
 DEADLINE for the submission of coursework reports    
08 2 Thursday 22 March 2018
09:00-10:00
Cookworthy 409
 Manufacturing methods IV: Vacuum-bag/AutoClave. 8.1 C08
  26 March-15 April 2018  Easter Holiday    
09  1 Thursday 19 April 2018
09:00-10:00
Cookworthy 409
 Organic chemistry 9.1 C11
09  2 Thursday 19 April 2018
16:00-17:00
Reynolds G1
 Matrix systems:  thermoplastic polymers 9.2  C12
C13
10  1 Thursday 26 April 2018
09:00-10:00
Cookworthy 409
 Matrix systems:  thermoset resins
 phenolic and epoxy, polyester and vinyl ester
10.1  C14
C15
10  2 Thursday 26 April 2018
16:00-17:00
Reynolds G1
 Quality: Product Liability. CE marking. Recreational Craft Directive (RCD). Classification societies. 10.2 Q
11  1 Tuesday 01 May 2018
13:00-14:00
Nancy Astor 006
 Manufacturing methods III: Filament winding, pultrusion, plus. 11.1 C09
11 2 Tuesday 01 May 2018
14:00-15:00
Nancy Astor 006
 Case studies: offshore structures, naval vessels, yacht hulls, canoes, sailcloth.

11.2 M
11 3 Thursday 03 May 2018
09:00-10:00
Cookworthy 409
 DOI_link  Disposal of marine composites at end-of-life
 11.3 N/A
  Monday 07 May 2018  Bank Holiday    
12  1 Thursday 10 May 2018
09:00-10:00
Cookworthy 409
 Revision topics as required.    
12  2 Friday 11 May 2018
16:00-17:00
Babbage 007
 Revision topics as required.    
EMT Friday 18 May 2018
09:00-12:00  Link Block
106-107
 IN-CLASS/END-OF-MODULE TEST   

Primo is the single place where you can find resources to support your learning, teaching and research.
The Library catalogue uses the Dewey system.  The following shelfmarks are relevant to this course:

Composite materials Man-made fibres Polymer chemistry Polymer technology Reinforced plastics Textiles
620.118 547.85 547.84 668.4 620.1923 677

The following book is available to download as PDF Chapters
when logged on to PlymNet or the PRIMO Library catalogue:

  • J Graham-Jones and J Summerscales (editors)
    Marine Applications of Advanced Fibre-reinforced Composites,
    Woodhead, Cambridge, 2016.  ISBN 978-1-78242-250-1.

The following resources cover most issues:

Electron micrographs from previous years


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Updated by John Summerscales on 19-Apr-2018 14:56. Terms and conditions. Errors and omissions. Corrections.