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MANE 297C

COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING
Spring 2016
Prof. J.-M. Yang, 3121-C, Engineering V, 310-825 2758,
jyang@seas.ucla.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays,4-6 pm.; Other times by appointment
Course Objectives
To learn the fundamental principles that govern manufacturing processes
for composite materials, both traditional and emerging.
To apply analytical approaches to manufacturing of composite structures.
Prerequisite (optional)

MANE 166C Design of Composite Structures or


MSE 151 Structure and Properties of Composite Materials or
Consent of Instructor
Textbook
Lecture Notes
Textbook: Brent Strong, Fundamentals of Composites Manufacturing:
Materials, Methods, and Applications, Society of Manufacturing Engineers,
2nd edition, 2008.
Reference Books
R.S. Dave ahd A.C. Loos, Editors, Processing of Composites,
Hanser/Gardner Publications, Inc., 1999.
Gutowski, Timothy G., Ed., Advanced Compoistes Manufacturing, John
Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997.
Campbell, F. C., Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Composites,
Elsevier, 20004
Grading
Homework/Projects (30%):
Mid-Term Exam (30%): 2 pages of notes
Final Exam (40%): 2 pages of notes

Schedule:
Week 1: Overview of Composite Materials and Composite
Manufacturing
Week 2: Autoclave Molding of Thermoset Polymer Matrix Composites
Week 3: Material Behavior and Process Modeling
Week 4: Filament Winding
Liquid Molding of Thermoset Polymer Matrix Composites
Week 5: Liquid Molding of Thermoset Polymer Matrix Composites
Week 6: Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Matrix Composites
Week 7: Manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites
Week 8: Manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites,
Manufacturing of Ceramic and Carbon Matrix Composites
Week 9: Manufacturing of Ceramic and Carbon Matrix Composites
Week10: Manufacturing of Nano-Composites
Bonding, Joining and Assembly