Composite design and analysis

Gain an understanding of the fundamental aspects pertaining to design and analysis of composites, through the product lifecycle.

2 days

Members: £1,095 + VAT
Non-members: £1,350 + VAT

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Composite design and analysis


£1,095.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,350.00 Plus vat


Gain an understanding of the fundamental aspects pertaining to design and analysis of composites, through the product lifecycle.

A major issue companies find is not knowing the rules of thumb around composites and their use. This course covers those aspects and how to appropriately idealise composite structures based on the desired outcome.

You will walk away from this course with knowledge that allows you to efficiently use tools for the purposes of design and analysis.

This is a highly detailed and interactive training that gives a clear understanding of manufacturing processes, how to define repair schemes, how to tailor properties to efficient designs, composite material behaviour, how composite materials can fatigue, and post processing finite element results.

There are varying objectives based on the modules offered around composite design and analysis.

Course content

Day 1
  • Session 1: Course introduction
  • Session 2: Laminate design
  • Session 3: Classical laminate analysis
  • Session 4: FEA for composites
  • Session 5: Composites assembly and joint design
  • Session 6: Composite sandwich structure design
Day 2
  • Session 1: Composite analysis
  • Session 2: Composite damage, inspection and repair
  • Session 3: Composite special design considerations
  • Session 4: Composite certification and testing
  • Session 5: Case study – composite design and analysis
  • Session 6: Course wrap-up

All sessions have a short summary and pop-quiz style section at the end. Please note that the session distribution above may vary depending on learning needs and number of delegates of each cohort.

Who should attend?

Engineers or Engineering Managers with basic knowledge of composite materials, processes and industrial applications. As well as individuals involved in design, analysis or manufacturing, as well as individuals looking to broaden their overall understanding of composites.

How will I benefit?

After attending this course you will be able to: 

  • Understand and apply the basics of composite materials, stacking and layup rules
  • Understand the basics of assembly design requirements
  • Have a strong understanding of the analytical process of assessing composites
  • Comprehend the composites certification process, specifically relating to the aerospace sector
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Laminate design
  • Classical laminate analysis
  • FEA for composites
  • Composites assembly and joints design
  • Composite sandwich structures
  • Composite analysis
  • Composite damage, inspection and repair
  • Composite special design considerations
  • Composite certification and testing

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Composite design and analysis.

  • Miroslav Stojkovic

    Miroslav Stojkovic, MSc CEng MRAeS

    Miroslav's work includes theoretical, experimental, and practical investigations of performance polymer composite and metallic structures when subjected to a wide variety of loading, process modelling and system engineering. He has extensive experience in product development, analysis, testing and manufacturing process development of composite and metallic materials, structures and systems gained through 20 years of experience by working in regulated industries and R&D environment.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, E

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