Composites are frequently talked about for their exceptional properties and applications in fields such as aerospace and automotive. But what makes composites so special? How does the manufacturing of composites affects their functionality? This module explores these concepts plus how cost can affect engineering design decisions.

Facilities needed: Classroom, small lab space (preferred)

Keywords: Composites, manufacturing, failure, fracture, cost constraints, design, materials testing


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