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MODEL QUESTION PAPER

12M005 COMPOSITE MATERIALS


Time: 3 hrs

Max. Marks: 100


Answer ALL questions
PART- A

(10x2 = 20 marks)

1. How do composites differ from alloys?


2. What are the main constituents of composite materials?
3. Write the generalized Hooks Law for composite materials.
4. What is the role of reinforcement in composite materials?
5. Define metal matrix composite.
6. How the particulate composites differ from Metal Matrix Composites (MMC)?
7. What is ceramic matrix composite?
8. Write the various engineering applications of ceramic composites.
9. Differentiate isotropic and anisotropic materials.
10. List any two types of advanced composite manufacturing methods.
PART - B
11.

(5x16 = 80 marks)

a. (i) Classify the various types of composites based on matrix, reinforcement,


fibre form and fibre types.

(6)

(ii) Tabulate the functions of matrix and reinforcement in composite materials.

(5

(iii) What is the need for composites?

(5)
Or

b.

(i) Combination of properties can be achieved in composites. Explain.

(6)

(ii) Write short notes on metal matrix composites.

(5)

(iii) List out the applications based on composites process.

(5)

12. a. Write short notes on the construction and working of the following.
(i) Spray up Process

(5)

(ii) Compression Moulding

(6)

(iii) Filament Winding

(5)
Or

b. (i) Classify the process by which whiskers are produced.

(6)

(ii)Write the process for fabrication of boron fibers with neat sketch.

(5)

(iii) Elaborate the advantages, disadvantages of Fiber Reinforced Polymers.

(5)

13. a. (i) Describe the process used in powder metallurgy with a neat sketch.

(6)

(ii) Write short note on Squeeze Casting process.

(5)

(iii) Enumerate the characteristics of MMC.

(5)
Or

b. Write short notes on the following Manufacturing Methods of Composites.


(i) Diffusion bonding Process

(5)

(ii) Diaphragm forming Process

(6)

(iii) Stir Casting Method

(5)

14. a. (i) Describe any two manufacturing methods of Ceramic Matrix Composite(CMC).

(8)

(ii) Write a short note on the process of Cold Isostatic Pressing.

(4)

(iii) Differentiate Oxide and Non Oxide ceramics.

(4)

Or
b. (i) List the advantages and limitations of CMC.
(ii) Brief about the Reinforcements used in CMC.
(iii) Write a short on the working of Liquid phase sintering.
15. a. (i) Explain the Sol Gel Technique used in advanced composite.

(8)
(4)
(4)
(6)

(ii) Write a short note on chemical vapour deposition process with neat sketch.

(5)

(iii) Differentiate Carbon and Carbon composites based on its strength.

(5)

Or
b. (i) Brief about the Recent advanced Composites and its Manufacturing Methods.

(8)

(ii) State the advantages of Carbon Matrix.

(4)

(iii) Write the Limitations of carbon Matrix carbon fiber.

(4)