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Unit information: Composites Design & Manufacture in 2016/17

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Unit name Composites Design & Manufacture
Unit code AENGM0028
Credit points 20
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



School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

A comprehensive study of the principles and practice 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; • independently carry out conceptual design, manufacturability analysis, initial sizing and preliminary structural analysis of advanced composite components at Masters level

Teaching Information

Lectures, example classes, demonstration.

Assessment Information

50% - Assessed work including: Design and Manufacturing Case studies. 50% - 3 Hour examination in May/June, 3 questions to be answered out of 6.

Reading and References

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