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Unit information: Research Development in 2015/16

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Unit name Research Development
Unit code AENGM0009
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Weaver
Open unit status Not open



AENGM0025 Composites Design and Manufacture Principles

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This is a compulsory 60cp unit and an integral part of the 180 cp MRes in Advanced Composites. It is composed of a series of individual projects and a group project and aims to develop and combine new composites knowledge and skills with personal and transferable skills training opportunities.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, the students will be able to: - understand the practical, analytical and philosophical aspects of discovery and innovation - critique and communicate complex arguments using a diverse range of skills - source, assimilate and critique relevant information - formulate a well structured technical review - apply composite design and manufacturing understanding and analysis to design, build and test a high performance composite structure - formulate Matlab routines to solve engineering problems - utilise Abaqus FE analysis in structural composite design

Teaching details

Introductory lectures, informal teaching (tutorials), supervised workshops.

Assessment Details

Students complete a composites literature review, two numerical modelling of composites exercises, and a composite design, manufacture and test group project.

Reading and References

Students are advised on appropriate references at the start of each activity (references will vary year on year due to different topics being covered every year).