[ 220WNTKNFCV23 ] VL Natural Fiber Composites

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Andreas Haider 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sustainable Polymer Engineering & Circular Economy 2023W
Objectives Give an understanding to the following main topics: Material- and process development of “wood/natural fiber – polymer – composites” (WPC/NFC), properties, applications, ecological aspects
Subject Definition of WPC/NFC, standards, history, ecological aspects, development of formulations – choosing of components (matrix polymers, natural fillers, and additives), processing (extrusion, injection moulding, kneader), properties/characterisation, correlations between processing and properties, applications, new research topics
Criteria for evaluation Term paper – presentation
Methods Presentation with ppt, case samples and samples, guidance through pilot plants SP2
Language English (German, if there is common consent)
Study material Sobczak L., Haider A., Lang R.: Polypropylene Composites with Natural Fibers and Wood – Part I: General Mechanical Property Profiles - An Overview, Compos. Sci. Technol, Volume 72, issue 5, 2012
Faruk O., Bledzki A.K., Fink H.P., Sain M.: Biocomposites reinforced with natural fiber: 2000-2010, Progress in Polymer Science, Volume 37, issue 11, 2012 Klyosov A.: Wood-Plastic Composites, John Wiley, 2007
Neitzel M., Mitschang P.: Handbuch Verbundwerkstoffe - Werkstoffe, Verarbeitung, Anwendung, Hanser Verlag, 2004
Rowell R.M.: Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites, CRC Press, 2005
Changing subject? No
Further information Two dates: lecture part with discussion and presentation of term papers
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
220WKVBNFCV15: VL Natural Fiber Composites (2015W-2023S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment