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The practical design and analysis of composites – Sydney, NSW

Start Date 23 August 2013 Add to my calendar
End Date 23 August 2013
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Recurring Event n/a
Importance Normal Priority
Location Sydney
Member (CA and CRC-ACS) $330 each
Non member $440 each

This technology workshop is intended for both beginning and more experienced technical personnel responsible for specifying and designing structures which may benefit from use of advanced composites.


Advanced composites are a class of materials that can be manufactured from a range of polymers and reinforcing fibres. Composites can deliver lightweight structures with high stiffness, strength and increased durability that can be formed into complex lightweight components.

Composites is a key enabling technology with uses in an ever-increasing array of industries, but the process of introducing them to a new industry can meet with challenges. Composites behave differently to traditional materials such steel and aluminum, and an understanding of these differences and use of appropriate design methods to achieve structural integrity will be the focus of this course.

Dr Rod Thomson, Program Manager for Design and Analysis at Advanced Composite Structures Australia Pty Ltd  More...

Course objectives
At completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Select the proper composite materials and manufacturing methods appropriate for an application 
  • Understand the design principles relevant to composite materials 
  • Understand common design issues to avoid
  • Undertake basic design of structures in composites to ensure performance requirements are met 
  • Complete design of a composite structure to meet the Requirements of the relevant industry design standard. 

Click here to download the full program and registration form