This is an accelerated course designed for engineers and other manufacturing personnel to increase their knowledge of advanced composites materials, processes, and techniques.  Instruction will incorporate hands-on lab work, discussion, demonstration, lecture, and assigned readings.    Focus is on applying knowledge of polymer chemistry and the physics of strength of materials and thermodynamics through hands-on projects in the lab to explain the concepts of composites manufacturing.   Activities include infusion and pre-preg; curing using ovens and autoclaves; and finishing using a variety of hand tools.  Quality assurance processes are emphasized.  Additional topics will be introduced to assure a broad awareness of advanced composites manufacturing.

Prerequisites:  MATH145G/147G or MATH150G/152G or higher, and PHYS135G or higher, and CHEM110G or higher.

Spring semester