317.013 Structural Design with Fiber Reinforced Polymers
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • specify areas of application and application examples of fiber composites
  • explain the technological differences of composites compared to conventional materials and give reasons for their advantages in lightweight applications
  • define and classify composites from a technical point of view
  • name material parameters that can be used to change the material characteristics of composites
  • deal with Composite specific basic terms and fundamentals
  • read or generate laminate descriptions
  • describe available fiber and matrix materials as well as their semi-finished products and delivery forms in detail and to select them according to the application
  • explain the manufacturing principle and manufacturing process of fiber composite components
  • select appropriate forming processes depending on the application
  • describe automation options and potentials in the production process
  • explain the design process of composite components
  • specify the elastic material behavior of laminate single layers and parameters which influence them
  • describe the classical laminate theory for the calculation of layered composite structures and to explain compositespecific effects by means of the layer composite material law
  • explicate failure mechanisms in composites materials and apply failure criteria
  • list and explain methods of non-destructive material testing to determine damage in composite components
  • describe methods of experimental characterization to determine the anisotropic material characteristics of composite components and composites
  • name special joining techniques and methods of load introduction in composite components
  • Specify available repair measures of composite components.

Subject of course

The following topics regarding composite materials are covered:

  • Characterization and classification with respect to lightweight structures
  • Fields of industrial applications
  • Fiber- and matrix materials
  • Processing technologies
  • Design
  • Mechanical and chemical testing of fiber reinforced polymers
  • Quality control
  • Joining and Load introduction
  • Repair of damaged composite parts.

Teaching methods

Frontal presentation with slides. The subject matter is explained on the basis of real show pieces and videos. Additional notes and explanations are discussed on the board.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The lecture materials  can be downloaded  in TISS chapterwise before the lecture.



Course dates

Tue13:15 - 13:3001.10.2019 Sem.Raum BE01 (Lückenbau, Bauteil BE, 1. OG)Introduction
Thu08:00 - 10:0003.10.2019 - 30.01.2020Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Structural Design with Fiber Reinforced Polymers - Single appointments
Tue01.10.201913:15 - 13:30 Sem.Raum BE01 (Lückenbau, Bauteil BE, 1. OG)Introduction
Thu03.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu10.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu17.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu24.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu31.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu07.11.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu14.11.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu21.11.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu28.11.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu05.12.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu12.12.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu09.01.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu16.01.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu23.01.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL
Thu30.01.202008:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BE 01 SKRNA-JAKL

Examination modalities

Written exam, duration 90min


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri08:00 - 10:0017.12.2021 Prüfung wird über Zoom Meeting abgehalten; Link siehe TUWELoral03.12.2021 08:00 - 15.12.2021 08:00TISSMündliche online Prüfung
Thu10:15 - 12:0027.01.2022 Prüfung wird über Zoom Meeting abgehalten; Link siehe TUWELoral13.01.2022 08:00 - 25.01.2022 08:00TISSMündliche online Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2019 09:00 15.11.2019 23:59 15.11.2019 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences
066 434 Materials Sciences
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
700 Mechanical Engineering


Lecture notes for each lecture are available via TISS on Monday before the lecture.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in lightweight structures and mechanics