Technology of Polymer and Composite Materials


Code: ΜΕΑ_ΜΕ17


Introduction to polymers and composites (definitions, and fundamental theory). Curing techniques. Categories of polymers. Composite materials: matrices (polymeric, metallic, ceramic) and reinforcing materials (particles, fibers, fabrics). Mechanical behavior of polymers and composites. Forming methods for the manufacture of products and structural components of reinforced composites with thermosetting and thermoplastic matrix (automatic and semi-automatic techniques, manual shaping techniques). Joining techniques that contain composite parts. Quality control of composite structures.