The course starts by covering the fundamentals of fiber reinforced plastics (FRPs). Participants learn about the special features of these materials. Points which must be specially heeded when repairing and maintaining fiber reinforced plastics are also covered.
This section of the course provides participants with information about the various components of fiber composites (fibers, matrix materials, core materials, fillers) which must be used when carrying out repairs and their effects on subsequent component properties.
Effective repair is a prerequisite for subsequently using the repaired components. The participants are introduced to the principles of repair techniques. Besides the necessary preliminary work, various strategies for repairing fiber composite components are introduced and practical assignments are carried out. In addition, the identification and prevention of errors and defects are discussed.
This section of the training course covers relevant quality assurance measures when repairing fiber reinforced plastics. This includes correct storage and processing of raw materials and also effective surface pretreatment to realize high-quality repairs.
Health and safety at work and environmental protection
Safety measures to be taken when working with fibers and plastics, and regarding the auxiliary materials which are used in repair and manufacturing processes, are discussed. The proper use of work equipment and protective equipment is also covered.