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Unit information: Composites Design and Manufacture Principles in 2015/16

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Unit name Composites Design and Manufacture Principles
Unit code AENGM0025
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Farrow
Open unit status Not open

AENG 11200 - Structures & Materials 1 or equivalent, AENG21200 - Structures & Materials 2 or equivalent & AENG31200 - Structures & Materials 3 or equivalent


AENGM0009 Research Development

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


A comprehensive study of the principles of design and manufacture of composites to promote the understanding of the increased complexity of materials properties, behaviour and analysis methods for the design and manufacture of advanced composite structures.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the student will be able to:

  • identify and understand the key issues and methods for the design and manufacture of advanced composite structures;
  • apply the basic principles for conceptual design, manufacturability analysis, initial sizing and preliminary structural analysis of advanced composite components at Masters level.

Teaching details

Lectures, examples classes, demonstrations.

Assessment Details

100% 3 hour examination in May/June

Reading and References

The unit notes are comprehensive and self-contained. Further background reading references are updated by Unit Lecturers each year.