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Day seven. Composite Joint design. Adhesively bonded. Mechanically fastened.

Workshop 3:

  • Composite joint design
  • Hand Calculations using MathCad and JSAMs

Day eight. Composite particulates, Biocomposites
Properties of biomaterials and hi-tec fibres.

Calculation of bio-composite properties.

The student will calculate the various properties of bio-composite materials. (Hand calculator, Excel and Mathcad)

Day nine and ten. Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

​Patran-Nastran and Femap/NX-Nastran FEA.

Introduction to the FEA simulation software.  

Workshop 4: Hands-on FEA for students

The student will build FEA models in either Patran-Nastran or Femap/NX -Nastran  software​ (free version for student)

  • Construction of a foundation level Finite Element Model.​

Course Locations
United Kingdom:

​ - Palace Hotel Buxton

 - Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 - Bletchley Park - Milton Keynes

 - Royal Court Hotel - Coventry
Manchester Met. University - Crewe

Naples - Italy

​ - Fuerteventura - Spain

Design and Analysis of Structural Composite Materials

Comprehensive Design and Analysis of Structural Composite Materials (10 Day)

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

​​For the candidate who desires a deeper knowledge and a more thorough understanding of composites, then High Peak Courses provides you with a very credible two weeks training, allowing you to learn without the hurry. You need no prior knowledge or experience of composites, because the course is designed to introduce you gently to the essential practical aspects of design for manufacture and analysis of composite materials. 

At the end of the course you will have understanding and experience of different composite manufacturing materials systems, using glassfibre, carbonfibre, Kevlar, silicon carbide fibres and biocomposites. You will be able to design composite laminates based on strength or stiffness requirements. You will be able to make structural stress analysis of the monolithic or sandwich panel laminates using simple hand calculations.

You will construct a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) composites model and run the analysis using industrially recognised FEA software such as MSC Patran-Nastran or Femap-NX Nastran and for Femap you will receive a free 45 day licence.

The course designer 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.

High Peak Courses.

Mob: +44 (0) 7980 545231

Tel: +44 (0) 1663 635226


Day one. Introduction to the use of structural composite materials. 

Day two. Composite Materials & Properties

Day three and four. Composite material properties.

Workshop 1: Calculation of composite material properties.

The student will calculate the various properties of composite materials. (Hand calculator, Excel and Mathcad)


Day five and six. Design of composite Structures
Initial structural sizing of composites. Design and analysis by hand calculations.

Calculation of component thickness, weight, stiffness and strength.
Workshop 2: Structural composite sizing
The student will calculate the laminate architecture (layup) and thickness of the composite materials part. (Hand calculator, Excel and Mathcad)


Course Details

Course Host: Dr. Warren Leigh PhD

Cost: £890 pp (inc. VAT) based on a group of 5 students.
Premium tuition (one to one) £1995

​​Course Duration: Ten Days (70 Hours)


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.