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Unit information: Composites Design and Manufacture in 2015/16

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Unit name Composites Design and Manufacture
Unit code AENGM2006
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Farrow
Open unit status Not open

AENG21200 - Structures & Materials 2 or equivalent & AENG31200 - Structures & Materials 3 or equivalent



School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit provides students with the basic knowledge and know-how to design and manufacture composite aerospace structures.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the student will: • be able to identify and understand the major issues for the design and manufacture of composite aircraft structures; • be able to independently carry out conceptual design, manufacturability analysis, initial sizing and preliminary structural analysis of composite aircraft components at Masters level.

Teaching details

Lectures, example classes, labs, demonstrations.

Assessment Details

40% - Assessed work including: Design and Manufacturing Case studies 60% - 3 Hour examination in May/June, 3 questions to be answered out of 6.

Reading and References

To be updated by Unit Lecturers each year.