MOL-42236 Advanced Composites, 5 cr

Additional information

Exam and assignment obligatory for completing the course.

Person responsible

Mikko Kanerva, Jarno Jokinen


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
MOL-42236 2019-01 3 - 4 Jarno Jokinen
Mikko Kanerva
Exam and assignment project.

Learning Outcomes

The target of the course is to make participants able to computationally estimate stress-states and damage in composite materials under thermo-mechanical loads and select constituent configurations for design of appropriate composite components. In addition, to target is to make participants know the most important material components as well as manufacturing and numerical modelling methods used in the field of fibrous polymer composites. The course also offers supplementary skills to account for composite-specific aspects of joining and hybrid materials in the simulation of material behaviour.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Stress-states in polymer composites  Plasticity in composites  Nonlinear material models 
2. Thermo-mechanical loads: applied to systems  Dynamic, transient analysis  Fatigue loads 
3. Finite element models of composites  Micromechanic models  Interface modelling 
4. Failure onset models  Damage evolution  Delamination 
5. Gathers, processes, evaluates, analyses and uses information in a versatile, critical and ethical way  Knows the risks associated with digital environments and takes them into account in his/her own actions   Shell theory basics 
6. Understands scientific thinking, reasoning and explanation   Has mastered at least one foreign language at a level that allows him/her to follow the developments in the field and to work in an international environment   
7. Evaluates and develops his/her information gathering processes     

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Lecture slides     Mikko Kanerva         No   

Additional information about prerequisites
The students are required to have basic knowledge of mechanics of materials before entering the course. In detail, fundamentals of elasticity, the classical beam bending theory, and marix aglebra are necessary as prerequisites.

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
MOL-42236 Advanced Composites, 5 cr MOL-42226 Composites, 4 cr  

Updated by: Laine Marja-Liisa, 06.03.2019