Here a glimpse at some of the subjects proposed within the chair of Production Technology.
Introduction into the mechanics and physics of long fibrous composites. The main focus of the subject is based on the Classical Laminate Theory, but also deals with its limitations. An excursion, as well as an assignment in cooperation with an external company also belongs to the subject.
Composites Forming (5ec)
The course explains the forming mechanisms and characterisation for composites, and covers modelling and analysis of forming techniques. The testing and simulation of composite materials forming are discussed. This course is directly derived from on e of the research area within the production technology group.
Design, Production and Materials (5ec)
This course considers the interrelations between design, production process and material selection. It provides fundamental backgrounds of product performance in relation to the constitutive behaviour and the production processes necessary to manufacture the product foreseen by the designer. Three exercises help applying this design triangle.
Experimental mechanics (5ec)
What is a model without any well founded assumption and properties? Experimental mechanics is meant at providing the material properties and validating your results. The course includes lab training.
Numerical methods (5 ec)
Differential equations for all types of problems are derived and discretised. The aim of the course is to provide insight in the methods for solid- and hydromechanics and applications in dynamic or nonlinear situations.
PT Capita selecta (5 ec)
Always an interesting research project to be performed, related to on-going Production Technology research. A Capita Selecta subject can vary from a literature survey to an experimental project. This can provide you a serious launch for your master proeject!
Rheology & Thermoplastics Processing (5 ec)
Everything you need for a deep understanding of polymer processing. Visco-elastic material models for describing the behaviour of plastics are presented. The following will be discussed: spring-damper models, linear visco-elasticity, time-temperature superposition.
Solids and Surfaces (5 ec)
This subject pictures the important bulk and surface properties of materials. Lightweight constructions, like composites and light metal form the focus. The following subjects are treated: micromechanics, anisotropy, corrosion and contact mechanics.
Solid Mechanics I, Elasticity (5 ec)
The basic knowledge of applied mechanics is given a better foundation. In addition, the applied mechanics courses given in the bachelor phase. The aim of the course is to give the student a thorough understanding of the theory of elasticity.