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Unit information: Smart Materials in 2015/16

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Unit name Smart Materials
Unit code AENGM0010
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Bond
Open unit status Not open

AENG31201 Materials and Structures (or equivalent)


AENG31201 Materials and Structures (or equivalent)

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This is a mandatory 10cp unit which forms part of the 180cp MRes in Advanced Composites. It will introduce the concept of smart materials, their properties, modelling and practical applications.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Possess a fundamental knowledge of the range and capabilities of smart materials and have an understanding of their relationship and applications to composites materials
  • Prepare, justify and communicate a research proposal based around smart materials.

Teaching details

Lectures and seminars.

Assessment Details

100% coursework. To include written report preparation, and individual oral presentation.

Reading and References

  1. Smart Technologies - K Worden, W A Bullough, J Hauwood - World Scientific Publishing Co. Pre. Ltd, 2003
  2. Smart Structures - A V Srinivan and D M McFarland - Cambridge University Press, 2001
  3. Smart Material Systems and MEMS: Design and Development Methodologies - V K Varadan, K J Vinoy, S Gopalakrishnan - John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2006