Manufacturing of Composites

By Prof. Janakranjan. Ramkumar   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 5413
Selecting manufacturing technique has emerged as one the paramount challenge in the field of composites. Composites are now being used in almost every field of industry, and students working in the area of the composites need to learn the basics, and progressive techniques of composites manufacturing. This course covers the important aspects of composites manufacturing: process selection guidelines, thermoset ad thermoplastic Composites manufacturing processes, process parameters and characterizations. Applications and use of each manufacturing process is focused and this is represented separately.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Students of all Engineering and Science disciplines
PREREQUISITES :The student should have completed two semesters of UG Engineering or Science program.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 26 Aug 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 17 Nov 2019 IST
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction to Composites
Week 2 : Properties and testing composites
Week 3 : Thermoset Composites manufacturing processes
Week 4 : Thermoset composite manufacturing processes
Week 5 : Thermoplastic composite manufacturing processes
Week 6 : Thermoplastic composite manufacturing processes
Week 7 : Metal and ceramic matrix composites
Week 8 : Prevention of Damage, repair of Composites and selection of processes

Books and references

1. Mazumdar, S., 2001. Composites manufacturing: materials, product, and process engineering. CRC press.
2. Balasubramanian, M., 2013. Composite materials and processing. CRC press.
3. Campbell Jr, F.C. ed., 2003. Manufacturing processes for advanced composites. Elsevier.

Instructor bio

Dr. Janakranjan .Ramkumar
is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, and Design Program, Indian Institute of Technlogy, Kanpur. He teaches manufacturing science, micro/nano technology, new product development. He has a bachelors in Production Engineering with his doctorate in Defect quantification in drilling of composites from IIT Madras, India with a best thesis award.  Over the years his contribution in teaching and research is remarkable.  He has worked for BOSCH group and improved the productivity of the company. His research and teaching focus is on nano technology and inclusive design. He has several international and national patents in his credit and has published more than 100 journal papers

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 17 November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT  Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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