Week 1: Introduction to course, Engineering materials and processing techniques, Thermoplastics and thermosets,
Processing of polymers, Thermoforming process.
Week 2: Extrusion, Compression molding, Injection molding.
Week 3: Transfer molding, Rotational molding, Blow molding, Composite materials: basic concepts, Classification of composite materials.
Week 4: Processing of polymer composites, Hand-layup, Spray-layup, Compression molding Injection molding.
Week 5: Reaction injection molding, Autoclaving, Resin transfer molding, Filament winding, Pultrusion.
Week 6: Sheet molding, Pre-pegging and challenges in primary processing of composites, Secondary processing of polymer
composites, Joining of polymer composites, Adhesive joining.
Week 7: Mechanical joining, Microwave joining, Induction and resistance welding, Drilling of polymer composites.
Week 8: Conventional vs ultrasonic drilling, Remedies for reducing drilling induce damages, Research tools for secondary processing,
Numerical problems and case studies.
BOOKS AND REFERENCES
1. Plastic Materials and Processing : A. Brent Strong, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-021626-7
2. Composite Materials: Engineering and Science: F.L. Mathews and R.D. Rawlings, CRC press, 084930251X
3. Handbook of Composites: S.T. Peters, ISBN 978-1-4615-6389-1.