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Unit information: Advanced Materials & Structures 3 in 2015/16

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Unit name Advanced Materials & Structures 3
Unit code AENG30008
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Weaver
Open unit status Not open

AENG21200 Structures & Materials 2


AENG31200 Structures & Materials 3

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

• To further develop analysis methods, especially for plate, shell and sandwich structures. To enhance the understanding and selection of materials for advanced applications and appreciate the practical issues relating to aerospace structures.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the student will be able to: • understand plate bending and buckling phenomena; • apply the basic equations of continuum mechanics to stress analysis problems; • understand design issues and be able to analyse sandwich panels; • select appropriate materials for advanced applications; • appreciate practical industrial issues related to aerospace structures.

Teaching Information

Lectures (including guest lectures from specialists in industry)

Assessment Information

2-hour examination in May/June (3 questions out of 6)

Reading and References

As specified by individual lecturers.