Course Title: 
Advanced Composite Structures
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Advanced Composite Structures' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Concept of aviation and space environments. Ionizing and non ionizing radiation at Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geo Synchronous Earth Orbit (GEO). Charged plasma and atomic oxygen in space. Different thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers and their applications as structural and semi structural components for aviation and spacecraft.

Unit 2

Durability of thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers under aviation and space environments. Scope of high performance polymers. Scope of high performance and ultra high performance polymers. Defects of composites under mechanical fatigue, thermal fatigue, humidity, lightening strike, ultra violet radiation, ultra high vacuum and high energy radiations.

Unit 3

Simulation of test facilities in laboratory. State of the art technologies to repair composite defects. Importance of nano composite and nano adhesive bonding. Importance of fire resistant polymeric composites and electrically conductive composites.

  • Omari V. Mukbaniani, Marc J. M. Abadie, Tamara Tatrishvili (2015), High-Performance Polymers for Engineering-Based Composites, ISBN 9781771881197 - CAT# N11265, CRC Press.
  • Yu Bai, Thomas Keller (2014), High Temperature Performance of Polymer Composites, ISBN: 978-3-527-32793-5, Wiley-VCH.
  • Eric Baer (1991), High Performance Polymers: Structures, Properties, Composites, Fibers, ISBN-13: 978-1569900024, Amazon Prime