[ 479AMMESIAK12 ] KV Structural Integrity Assessment of Polymer Structures

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Zoltan Major 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) 2015W
Objectives Basics of the Structural Integrity Assessment Methods

  • non-destructive testing and evaluation NDTE
  • experimental and computational fracture mechanics

For polymers and polymer matrix composites

  • Failure and fracture models for various polymers and discontinuous and continuous fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites
  • Experimental and computational fracture mechanics
  • Defect characterization by non-destructive testing and evaluation
  • Modelling and simulation of progressive failure and crack growth in polymers and composites
Criteria for evaluation Written exam
Evaluation of the home work. The home work involves a short theoretical description of the selected topics and practical work.
This practical work involves some experiments and simulations using a selected material/component geometry/loading/defect configuration.
Methods The Basics of the Structural Integrity Assessment Methods are explained in blocked lectures
An individual home work is defined for all participants considering their actual specific knowledges and expertise in simulation techniques – from basic to advanced.
The focus of the course is changing, it depends on actual projects and on actual scientific discussion in the SIA community
Language English
Study material Powerpoint files (pdf) will be provided via Kusss and Moodle
Selected books and publications
Student or academic versions of the calculation and simulation software tools will be available
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture 700PPENSIAK11: KV Structural Integrity Assessment of Polymer Structures (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority