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Unit information: Nanocomposites and Nanoengineering in 2016/17

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Unit name Nanocomposites and Nanoengineering
Unit code AENGM0011
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Scarpa
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

Description including Unit Aims

This is a mandatory 10cp unit which forms part of the 180cp MRes in Advanced Composites. It will introduce the fundamental aspects of nanomaterials in terms of materials properties, characterisation, processing, modelling and engineering applications.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what nanomaterials are and their unique properties
  • Be able to associate a particular materials with characterisation and processing techniques
  • Be able to understand the principles of nanomechanics and the relationship between atomistic and continuum models
  • Be able to appreciate issues associated with nanomaterials and their applications.

Teaching Information

Lectures, lab classes, online modules.

Assessment Information

100% coursework

Reading and References

  1. Nanocomposite Science and Technology, By Pulickel M. Ajayan, Linda S. Schadler, Paul V. Braun.
  2. Polymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Characterization, and Applications By (author) Joseph H Koo
  3. The Handbook of nanotechnology: Nanometer Structures - Theory, Modeling, and Simulation. By Lakhtakia, L (Ed), 2004. SPIE Press, Bellingham, Washington.
  4. Processing and Properties of Nanocomposites, By (author) Suresh G Advani.