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CSAMS: Composite Structural Analysis Modules
I have designed CSAMS to be easy to use. Great for the beginner, the graduate or practicing engineer and the fabricator. Start your initial composite designs with CSAMs.

With CSAMs you can make rapid composite laminate architecture design investigations to meet stiffness, strength and minimum weight. Determine the equivalent Young’s Modulus, Allowable strength, Volume and weight Fraction, laid down ply-thickness and other properties of continuous and chopped strand mat (CSM) fibre composites. Hybrid composites can also be designed with CSAMs. CSAMS caters for uni-directional, 0/90, 90 deg and +/-45 deg plies of different gsms of carbonfibre, glassfibre and Kevlar.

Sandwich panel designs are easy too. Choice of core materials. Analysis of simple monolithic, hollow box and I-beam structures. Use CSAMs as a simple parametic investigation tool for your initial design.
A Manual is available.

For adhesive bond calculations of Lap and T-Peel joints, JSAMS is recommended.

Course Outline:    

If you are a graduate engineer or company manager, excited but bewildered by the growing composite industry and interested in designing composite components but would like to know where to start in structural composite materials. Then this one-day or Online Composite Course is for you (based on the 4 lectures of the online course).

In the courses I will show you a first step which will help all you composite fabricators to start to design a component that will be strong enough and light enough.

From an engineer’s approach I will show you where to start in the process of designing with composites.
You will learn;
-initial design and composite component sizing. 
-how thick should you make the composite structure to take the loads applied to it.
-how is this thickness determined.
-what you need to know to calculate the thickness of a ply
-how to tailor the composite ply for the engineering benefits you seek.

This one-day Introduction to Structural Composites Course also contains;
-a short history of composite materials.
-the best way to start to understand the world of composite materials.
-what is a composite material?
-the merits of using composites materials
-how composite material properties are different to metals.
-how to tailor the composite to suit your performance requirements
-two essential composite properties that you need to know.
-the simple building block composite design approach.
-the simplest and most popular technique to make a composite material.
-the various issues on selecting a composite material for your project.
-a basic Industrial knowledge map for a composite product.

I have filtered out the important aspects to give you a very quick understanding of Structural Composite Materials.

​The course designer, Dr. Warren Leigh, started as a Stress Engineer on composites in 1984 whilst at British Aerospace and has tailored this course to provide extensive but selective information and techniques to the student that he has acquired over the decades since.

​​​The use of carbonfibre and other composite materials is rapidly expanding and pervades all markets. Carbonfibre had an estimated annual growth of 12% from 2012–2018. The strongest demand for carbonfibre composites comes from aircraft and aerospace, wind energy and the automotive industry. This means that if you want to go into the composites world, the opportunities for you are huge. 

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LIGHTWEIGHTING: Introduction to the Design of Structural Composites.

£99 attending one-day. (Bletchley Park) 


Special offer:CSAMs Composite Structural Analysis Modules is provided free for you to use for 1 month (normally £199 per year) when you sign up. See below. (no credit or debit card required)

Course Details
​Course Duration: One Day ( 6 hours)

Course Host: Dr. Warren Leigh PhD

Course Cost to attend:     £99 pp

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Comprehensive Composite Structural design

(one to one) £1995

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Design and Analysis of Structural Composite Materials

Copyright © 2016 High Peak Courses Ltd (subsidiary of Jura Carbon Ltd.). Registered Address at: Harold Smith Chartered Accountants, St. Asaph Business Park, Denbighshire, LL17 0JA.

Tel: +44 (0) 1663 635226 or +44 (0) 7980 545231