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AVM 130 - Aircraft Composite Repair I

3.5 Credits, 8 Contact Hours
1.25 lecture periods 6.75 lab periods

Construction and repair processes using advanced composite materials. Includes reinforcing fibers, matrix and core materials, manufacturing of components, composite safety, curing wet layup and prepreg repairs, tools and equipment, and inspection and damage assessment.

Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of composite materials and nomenclature
  2. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of composite fabrication and curing
  3. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of applicable safety procedures and machine operation
  4. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of various composite repair techniques

Outline:
  1. Material and Nomenclature
    1. Types and applications of reinforcing fibers
      1. Fiberglass cloth
      2. Aramid fabrics
      3. Carbon graphite
      4. Fiber placement
      5. Fiber usage
      6. Fabric styles
      7. Ply orientation
    2. Matrix Materials
      1. Matrix systems
      2. Thermo sets
      3. Thermo plastics
      4. Lay-ups
      5. Wet
      6. Prepreg
    3. Core Materials
      1. Honeycomb
      2. Foam cores
      3. Wood cores
  2. Fabrication and Curing
    1. Manufacturing of components
      1. Heat and pressure
      2. Manufacturing methods
      3. Lighting protection
      4. Electrical bonding
      5. Composite part finishing
    2. Curing and Repairs
      1. Room temp cures
      2. Vacuum bagging
      3. Heat curing - hot bonders
      4. Heat curing - oven
  3. Safety Procedure and Machine Operation
    1. Composite Safety
      1. Material safety data sheets
      2. Personal safety with chemicals
      3. Solvents: usage and safety
      4. Personal safety while machining
    2. Tools and equipment
      1. Cutting fabrics
      2. Machining cured composites
      3. Machining acrylics
      4. Facilities
  4. Repair Techniques
    1. Assessment of damage
      1. Classification of damage
      2. Types of damage
      3. Inspection methodology
      4. Repair operations
      5. Repair procedures
    2. Types of Repairs
      1. Declamation
      2. Disbonding
      3. Typical repair procedures
      4. Damage to monolithic laminate structure
      5. Repairs to honeycomb structures
      6. Repairs to thermoplastics
    3. Repair Procedures
      1. Structural Repair Manual (SRM) procedures
      2. Fiberglass monolithic lay-up
      3. Fiberglass sandwich lay-up
      4. Aramid fiber sandwich lay-up
      5. Carbon fiber sandwich lay-up
      6. Single sided step sand repair
      7. Single sided scarf repair
      8. Double sided scarf repair
      9. Edge band repair
      10. Thermo plastic bond
      11. Fastener installations


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/22



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