Definition of Composite Material: matrix and reinforcement. Intro to valuation of mechanical and functional properties as dependent upon orientation and composite lay up. Carbon fiber-polymer matrix composites: Pan and Pitch fibers: intro to construction and properties. Prepreg design and manufacturing: Symmetric and balanced lay up. Fiber-matrix adhesion problems: micro and nano evaluation. Woven and non woven 2D and 3D composites. Composite Materials for internal prosthesis: introduction to scaffolds. Scaffolds materials and functions: intro to projecting and manufacturing. Ceramic-Polymer composites. Scaffold creation: 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies. Scaffold surface functionalization: physisorption and chemisorption for drug delivery tasks and resorbing temporary applications
The course wants to provide to the students the basic knowledge to manage a project within composite materials, specially applied to bio-issues. The main task concerning composite mechanical and functional behavior will be introduced with particular attention to the new technologies aimed at supporting regenerative medicine tasks.