In this course, students will learn about lightweighting in transportation vehicles. Materials such as advanced reinforced plastics, carbon fiber, and titanium alloys are discussed. Students will research the role of lightweighting materials in reduced vehicle emissions and reduced fuel consumption and gain practical experience in the laboratory by executing a design and manufacturing project plan using carbon fiber layup using compression molding techniques.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; WAF 105; WAF 139 or WAF 200; and MEC 101, minimum grade "C" for all courses
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