Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Fibre reinforced composites

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Edita Vujasinović, Prof.
Ph. D. Ružica Brunšek, Assist. Prof.
Study, Module Textile Technology and Engineering - graduate, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology
Course summary 3 (2+1+0)
Knowledge verification writing exam, oral exam
Lecture type lectures, practice
Exercise type laboratory practice
Subject content An introduction to composite materials (classification, definition of fibre reinforced composites - FRC, analogy with conventional materials, trade and trends of evolution). Matrix/reinforcement systems (structure and properties of matrix and fibrous component, their adhesion compatibility and bond toughness). Types of the FRC. Preparatory and processing acts for FRC constituting. Application of FRC in space and aero industry, marine and car vehicles, civil engineering, medicine, environmental and personal protection. FRC morphological quantification, micro- /macromechanics, and stability. Designing and shaping of the FRC, regarding their purpose, production cost and durability. FRS’s impact on environment; methods for their ecologically acceptable depositioning and/or recycling.
Aim of course Through the acquired knowledge student will be familiar with the modern construction materials, and able to evaluate objectively particular mode of the FRC in view of their final usage. Therewith, student reaches knowledge level that enables him/her to take an active role within interdisciplinary team of engineers, in designing new construction materials for various purposes.
Literature necessary for course Pilato A.L., Michno M.J.: Advanced Composite Materials, Springer-Verlag New York, USA 1994; ISBN 3-540-57563-4
…: International Encyclopedia of Composites, Vol.1-6, Editor: Stuart M. Lee, VCH Pub., USA 1990; ISBN 0-89573-732-9
Supplement literature Selected papers from: Composites, Journal of Composite Materials, Technical Textiles International ( monthly; english language)
...: HP Polymers and Composites, Ed.: J. I. Kroschwitz, John Wiley Inc., USA 1990; ISBN 0-471-52211-2
Gay D., Van Hoa S., Tsai S.W.: Composite Materials - Design and Application, CRC Press, USA 2002; ISBN 1587160846
...: Fibre reinforced composites, Proceedings of DPG Conference, Novi Sad 30.09-01.10.1987, DPG, Zagreb 1987 (croatian language)