Virtual Learning

WM681

Introduction to Composite

Composite materials are more and more frequently taking the place of metallic materials, as they offer advantages in weight, corrosion resistance and function integration. Through the use of examples, you will evaluate the suitability of using these materials in your applications. This will also enable you to master the basic knowledge of composite materials and to acquire technical vocabulary.

Objectives:

  • Talk about the specifics of composite materials
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of these materials
  • Describe the main manufacturing processes of composites
  • Identify specific applications for composites.

Date:

11th – 13th May 2022

Time:

15:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore / 09:00 – 11:00 (GMT+1) France

Pre-requisites

None

Skill Aims

The skills that trainees should develop within their company by implementing the knowledge and expertise acquired during the course.

  • Participate in technical discussions on composite materials,
  • Have technical discussions on the choice of a specific composite material as well as the associated implementation process

Who should attend:

Project managers, research and process staff and anyone that would need to discuss with field experts (technical sales, buyers, technical secretaries, quality control).

Course outline:

Module 1 (2h) : Materials and general information

  • Definitions, vocabulary,
  • Structure of composite materials: resins, reinforcement, fibres, etc.
  • Different composite families (thermosetting and thermosoftening):
  • Mechanical, physical and chemical properties,
  • Multi-choice style quiz to check knowledge acquired.

Module 2 (2h): Composite moulding techniques

  • Contact moulding and simultaneous projection,
  • Layering pre-preg
  • Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM), infusion,
  • Moulding by compression (BMC, SMC, thermo-stamping, thermocompression),
  • Filament winding,
  • Pultrusion
  • Others,
  • Multi-choice style quiz to check knowledge acquired.

Module 3 (2h): Notion of design and application process

  • Notion of pre-sizing,
  • Application examples,
  • Multi-choice style quiz to check knowledge acquired

Trainer

This course will be conducted by Thomas JOLLIVET & Denis ESPINASSOU.

Denis ESPINASSOU

  • Design and development of composite structures. (Project management and transversal technical organization)
  • Design Referent’s missions (Internal technical support, capitalisation and good practices establishment)
  • R&D studies and PhD thesis follow up with ONERA, l’Ecole Centrale Nantes, ENS Paris Saclay
  • Technical training for composite design and FEA

Areas of Expertise

  • Modelling in failure analysis (Aeronautic tools, composite bike fork)
  • Development of tools/methods to design composite structures (Material properties processor, Composite tick pipe under pressure, Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel FEA models, etc)
  • Development of thermoplastic composite automotive arm.
  • Development of a composite optimisation methodology QSD®
  • Main projects (Technical management, design and FEA, prototype manufacturing, test and validation):
    • Development of composite fire fighter ladder
    • Development of thermoplastic QSP® skateboard
    • Participation in development program of a composite structure in the naval field
    • Development of H2 thermoplastic pressure vessel for automotive
    • Development of composite wireline for Oil & Gas
    • Development of H2 composite cryogenic tank for aeronautics

Profile

Academic :  Graduated (2010) from ESTACA

Previous work experiences:

  • 2008: SIKA Automotive Belgium (Polymer testing)
  • 2008-2009: RENAULT Auto Chassis International (Fatigue modelling of weld bead for automotive chassis)
  • 2010: FAURECIA (Crash modelling of automotive recliners)
  • 2010: Composite engineer with Cetim till present
Thomas Jollivet

Thomas Jollivet

Engineer at the Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques: Cetim (France) since 1998, specialized in failure analysis (15 years) and Development of New Manufacturing processes (10 years) for composite materials. Service activities in parallel with the management of research and development programs.

Areas of Expertise

Technical assistance and failure analysis

  • Behavior of polymers and composites
  • Choice of material according to specifications
  • Processes of manufacturing of polymers and composites
  • Mechanical and physico-chemical characterization on specimens and structures
  • Design and sizing of composite parts
  • Non-destructive testing: US, X-rays, tomography….
  • Structural repair solution using composite material
  • Additive manufacturing of thermoplastics

Management of Research and development program

  • Fractography (international research program)
  • Effect of defects in composite materials
  • Development of high-rate manufacturing process for thermoplastic composites: in-line control and variability studies
  • Fatigue of thermoplastic composites materials

Profile

Expertises, failure analysis :

  1. Expert in Failure Analysis of composites materials in the Polymer and Composite Engineering Department of Cetim for 20 years (about 500 cases 1998-2017)
  2. Expert for BEA (French aeronautical investigation bureau): studies of planes, helicopters and gliders accidents (7 cases 2000-2017)
  3. Expert witness in a major trial at the international trade court of Paris, failure in 3 LNG ships (2005-2009)
  4. Expertise in Oil & Gaz industry: intervention on a production oil rig (FPSO) in Africa to analyse the failure of composite parts (2009)

Research and development

  1. Participation in an international working group (GARTEUR) on aeronautical composite fractography (1999-2002)
  2. Leader of a working group on the standardization of composite materials in the aeronautics sector (2013-2019)
  3. Project coordinator of European Clean Sky project: design and high rate manufacturing of composite aircraft window frames (2017-2019)

Diploma of Technological Research on polymer and composite damage (2000)

Engineer Master graduated IUP of Poitiers (1998)

VIRTUAL LEARNING REGISTRATION FORM

Course Name

WM681: Introduction to Composite

Course Date:

11th – 13th May 2022

Time:

15:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore / 09:00 – 11:00 (GMT+1) France

Closing Date:

28th April 2022

Course Fee:

SGD 600.00 (exclude GST)

Early Bird:

Registration must reach us on or before 14th April 2022
SGD 540.00 (exclude GST)

We welcome groups to attend our trainings. Please contact us for a group discount package.

Our Accounts will advise if GST is applicable. Participants shall bear all bank charges.
Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA).

For clarification or inquiries please contact Ms. Pei Shyan NG or Joshua Lee at +65 67788285 or send an email to training@cetim-matcor.com

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form.

Payment Details:

  • Registration form and course fees are to reach MATCOR before the closing date.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment.
  • Direct internet banking payment to MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd, Bank: Development Bank of Singapore, Bank Code: 7171, Branch Code: 032, Swift Code: DBSSSGSG, Bank Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-32, Great World City, Singapore 237994, Account / Iban No: 032-004152-3. / PAYNOW: UEN199201190R
  • All cheques should be made payable to “MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd” and mailed to 3 Seletar Aerospace Link Singapore 797550, Or
  • Overseas participants may choose to pay in EUR or USD.
  • Participants shall bear all bank charges for payments.

For clarification or inquiries please contact Ms. Pei Shyan NG or Joshua Lee at +65 67788285 or send an email to training@cetim-matcor.com

Cancellation & Refund:

  • Any cancellation made after closing date – no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made before closing date will receive full refund.
  • MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary