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GROUP ASSIGNMENT

11ME013 COMPOSITE MATERIALS

GROUP 1 :
1. i) Compare the properties of polymer matrix composite materials with that of metallic materials.
ii)Why composite materials are widely used in aircrafts?
2. Compare the production processes for graphite from pitch and PAN.
Give advantages of graphite fibers over glass fibers
3. i)Give the merits and demerits of using thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers.
ii)Name any four thermoset polymers. Why epoxy resin is widely used in composites?
4. Explain the filament winding process with a neat sketch. Name the parameters and windings used
in filament winding process.
5. A glass/epoxy composite with 55% fiber volume has the following properties:
Tensile modulus of glass = 75 GPa ;

Tensile modulus of epoxy = 3.5 GPa ;

Poissons ratio of fiber = 0.2

Poissons ratio of matrix = 0.3

Using strength of material approach, determine i) Longitudinal modulus ; ii) Transverse


modulus; iii) Major Poissons ratio; iv) Minor Poissons ratio ; v) In-plane shear modulus.
6. Determine the above properties using Tsai-Hill equations .Take the length of fiber as 100 mm ;
diameter as 0.1 mm. If 1= 0.5x 10-3; 2 = 0.8x10-2; 12 = 0.3x 10-3 , find 1, 2 and 12.
7. List the functions of matrix in a composite.
8. Define: hybrid composite
9. Explain the production of glass fibers with a neat sketch.
10. Describe the bag molding processes for the production of PMC.

GROUP 2 :
1. i) Compare the properties of polymer matrix composite materials with that of metallic materials.
ii)Why composite materials are widely used in aircrafts?
2. Compare the production processes for graphite from pitch and PAN.
Give advantages of graphite fibers over glass fibers
3. i)Give the merits and demerits of using thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers.
ii)Name any four thermoset polymers. Why epoxy resin is widely used in composites?
4. Explain the filament winding process with a neat sketch. Name the parameters and windings used
in filament winding process.
5. A glass/epoxy composite with 55% fiber volume has the following properties:
Tensile modulus of glass = 75 GPa ;

Tensile modulus of epoxy = 3.5 GPa ;

Poissons ratio of fiber = 0.2

Poissons ratio of matrix = 0.3

Using strength of material approach, determine i) Longitudinal modulus ; ii) Transverse


modulus; iii) Major Poissons ratio; iv) Minor Poissons ratio ; v) In-plane shear modulus.
6. Determine the above properties using Tsai-Hill equations .Take the length of fiber as 100 mm ;
diameter as 0.1 mm. If 1= 0.5x 10-3; 2 = 0.8x10-2; 12 = 0.3x 10-3 , find 1, 2 and 12.
7.. Name any four methods of production of metal matrix composites.
8. Find the density of a composite with 65% fiber volume. Density of fiber = 1900 kg/m 3; Density
of matrix =1100kg/m3.
9. Explain the pultrusion process with a neat sketch.
10.. Derive the expression for longitudinal modulus.

GROUP 3:
1. i) Compare the properties of polymer matrix composite materials with that of metallic materials.
ii)Why composite materials are widely used in aircrafts?
2. Compare the production processes for graphite from pitch and PAN.
Give advantages of graphite fibers over glass fibers
3.

i)Give the merits and demerits of using thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers.
ii)Name any four thermoset polymers. Why epoxy resin is widely used in composites?

4. Explain the filament winding process with a neat sketch. Name the parameters and windings
used
in filament winding process.
5. A glass/epoxy composite with 55% fiber volume has the following properties:
Tensile modulus of glass = 75 GPa ;

Tensile modulus of epoxy = 3.5 GPa ;

Poissons ratio of fiber = 0.2

Poissons ratio of matrix = 0.3

Using strength of material approach, determine i) Longitudinal modulus ; ii) Transverse


modulus; iii) Major Poissons ratio; iv) Minor Poissons ratio ; v) In-plane shear modulus.
6. Determine the above properties using Tsai-Hill equations .Take the length of fiber as 100 mm ;
diameter as 0.1 mm. If 1= 0.5x 10-3; 2 = 0.8x10-2; 12 = 0.3x 10-3 , find 1, 2 and 12.
7.Specify the number of independent elastic constants to characterize i) anisotropic ii) orthotropic
iii)specially orthotropic iv) isotropic materials
8. State generalized Hookes law.
9. Derive the expression for transverse modulus.
10. Describe compression molding with a neat sketch, Mention the defects that occur in compression
molded components.

GROUP 4:
1. i) Compare the properties of polymer matrix composite materials with that of metallic materials.
ii)Why composite materials are widely used in aircrafts?
2. Compare the production processes for graphite from pitch and PAN.
Give advantages of graphite fibers over glass fibers
3. i)Give the merits and demerits of using thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers.
ii)Name any four thermoset polymers. Why epoxy resin is widely used in composites?
4. Explain the filament winding process with a neat sketch. Name the parameters and windings used
in filament winding process.
5. A glass/epoxy composite with 55% fiber volume has the following properties:
Tensile modulus of glass = 75 GPa ;

Tensile modulus of epoxy = 3.5 GPa ;

Poissons ratio of fiber = 0.2

Poissons ratio of matrix = 0.3

Using strength of material approach, determine i) Longitudinal modulus ; ii) Transverse


modulus; iii) Major Poissons ratio; iv) Minor Poissons ratio ; v) In-plane shear modulus.
6. Determine the above properties using Tsai-Hill equations .Take the length of fiber as 100 mm ;
diameter as 0.1 mm. If 1= 0.5x 10-3; 2 = 0.8x10-2; 12 = 0.3x 10-3 , find 1, 2 and 12.
7

Name the types of glass fibers.

8 List the process parameters to be controlled in pultrusion process.


9. .Discuss the mechanical behavior of isotropic ,orthotropic and ani-sotrpic materials.
10..Describe PM technique used in the production of MMC.

GROUP 5:
1. i) Compare the properties of polymer matrix composite materials with that of metallic materials.
ii)Why composite materials are widely used in aircrafts?
2. Compare the production processes for graphite from pitch and PAN.
Give advantages of graphite fibers over glass fibers
3. i)Give the merits and demerits of using thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers.
ii)Name any four thermoset polymers. Why epoxy resin is widely used in composites?
4. Explain the filament winding process with a neat sketch. Name the parameters and windings used
in filament winding process.
5. A glass/epoxy composite with 55% fiber volume has the following properties:
Tensile modulus of glass = 75 GPa ;

Tensile modulus of epoxy = 3.5 GPa ;

Poissons ratio of fiber = 0.2

Poissons ratio of matrix = 0.3

Using strength of material approach, determine i) Longitudinal modulus ; ii) Transverse


modulus; iii) Major Poissons ratio; iv) Minor Poissons ratio ; v) In-plane shear modulus.
6. Determine the above properties using Tsai-Hill equations .Take the length of fiber as 100 mm ;
diameter as 0.1 mm. If 1= 0.5x 10-3; 2 = 0.8x10-2; 12 = 0.3x 10-3 , find 1, 2 and 12.
7.. What are whiskers?
8 .Name any four thermoplastic polymers used as matrices in composites.
9. Explain resin transfer molding process with a neat sketch.
10. .Explain the stir casting process with illustrations.

Group 6:
1. i) Compare the properties of polymer matrix composite materials with that of metallic materials.
ii)Why composite materials are widely used in aircrafts?
2. Compare the production processes for graphite from pitch and PAN.
Give advantages of graphite fibers over glass fibers
3. i)Give the merits and demerits of using thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers.
ii)Name any four thermoset polymers. Why epoxy resin is widely used in composites?
4. Explain the filament winding process with a neat sketch. Name the parameters and windings used
in filament winding process.
5. A glass/epoxy composite with 55% fiber volume has the following properties:
Tensile modulus of glass = 75 GPa ;

Tensile modulus of epoxy = 3.5 GPa ;

Poissons ratio of fiber = 0.2

Poissons ratio of matrix = 0.3

Using strength of material approach, determine i) Longitudinal modulus ; ii) Transverse


modulus; iii) Major Poissons ratio; iv) Minor Poissons ratio ; v) In-plane shear modulus.
6. Determine the above properties using Tsai-Hill equations .Take the length of fiber as 100 mm ;
diameter as 0.1 mm. If 1= 0.5x 10-3; 2 = 0.8x10-2; 12 = 0.3x 10-3 , find 1, 2 and 12.
7.. Distinguish between lamina and laminate.
8.Why smaller diameter fibers are preferable in composites?
9 .Describe the production , properties and structure of Kevlar 49
10. Explain diffusion bonding process for the production of MMC with a sketch.

GROUP 7:
1. i) Compare the properties of polymer matrix composite materials with that of metallic materials.
ii)Why composite materials are widely used in aircrafts?
2. Compare the production processes of graphite from pitch and PAN.
Give advantages of graphite fibers over glass fibers
3. i)Give the merits and demerits of using thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers.
ii)Name any four thermoset polymers. Why epoxy resin is widely used in composites?
4. Explain the filament winding process with a neat sketch. Name the parameters and windings used
in filament winding process.
5. A glass/epoxy composite with 55% fiber volume has the following properties:
Tensile modulus of glass = 75 GPa ;

Tensile modulus of epoxy = 3.5 GPa ;

Poissons ratio of fiber = 0.2

Poissons ratio of matrix = 0.3

Using strength of material approach, determine i) Longitudinal modulus ; ii) Transverse


modulus; iii) Major Poissons ratio; iv) Minor Poissons ratio ; v) In-plane shear modulus.
6. Determine the above properties using Tsai-Hill equations .Take the length of fiber as 100 mm ;
diameter as 0.1 mm. If 1= 0.5x 10-3; 2 = 0.8x10-2; 12 = 0.3x 10-3 , find 1, 2 and 12.
7..Name any four natural fibers used in composites.
8..What are the advantages of metal matrices over polymer matrices?
9.How CNC machines are used in filament winding process? Give its applications.
10. Explain squeeze casting process for the production of MMC with illustrations.

GROUP 8:
1. i) Compare the properties of polymer matrix composite materials with that of metallic materials.
ii)Why composite materials are widely used in aircrafts?
2. Compare the production processes for graphite from pitch and PAN.
Give advantages of graphite fibers over glass fibers
3. i)Give the merits and demerits of using thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers.
ii)Name any four thermoset polymers. Why epoxy resin is widely used in composites?
4. Explain the filament winding process with a neat sketch. Name the parameters and windings used
in filament winding process.
5. A glass/epoxy composite with 55% fiber volume has the following properties:
Tensile modulus of glass = 75 GPa ;

Tensile modulus of epoxy = 3.5 GPa ;

Poissons ratio of fiber = 0.2

Poissons ratio of matrix = 0.3

Using strength of material approach, determine i) Longitudinal modulus ; ii) Transverse


modulus; iii) Major Poissons ratio; iv) Minor Poissons ratio ; v) In-plane shear modulus.
6. Determine the above properties using Tsai-Hill equations .Take the length of fiber as 100 mm ;
diameter as 0.1 mm. If 1= 0.5x 10-3; 2 = 0.8x10-2; 12 = 0.3x 10-3 , find 1, 2 and 12.
7. Name any four ceramic fibers used in PMC.
8.

Define : a sandwich composite

9.

Explain the applications of composites to automobiles

10..Differentiate between open mold processes and closed mold processes

GROUP 9:
1. i) Compare the properties of polymer matrix composite materials with that of metallic materials.
ii)Why composite materials are widely used in aircrafts?
2. Compare the production processes for graphite from pitch and PAN.
Give advantages of graphite fibers over glass fibers
3. i)Give the merits and demerits of using thermoplastic polymers and thermoset polymers.
ii)Name any four thermoset polymers. Why epoxy resin is widely used in composites?
4. Explain the filament winding process with a neat sketch. Name the parameters and windings used
in filament winding process.
5. A glass/epoxy composite with 55% fiber volume has the following properties:
Tensile modulus of glass = 75 GPa ;

Tensile modulus of epoxy = 3.5 GPa ;

Poissons ratio of fiber = 0.2

Poissons ratio of matrix = 0.3

Using strength of material approach, determine i) Longitudinal modulus ; ii) Transverse


modulus; iii) Major Poissons ratio; iv) Minor Poissons ratio ; v) In-plane shear modulus.
6. Determine the above properties using Tsai-Hill equations .Take the length of fiber as 100 mm ;
diameter as 0.1 mm. If 1= 0.5x 10-3; 2 = 0.8x10-2; 12 = 0.3x 10-3 , find 1, 2 and 12.
7..Give the classification of composites based on the matrix
8. Name any two natural composites.
9. Explain the applications of composites to marine field.
10..What are open mold processes? Explain any one open process