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Unit information: Structures and Materials 2 in 2020/21

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Unit name Structures and Materials 2
Unit code AENG21200
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Kawashita
Open unit status Not open

AENG11200, AENG11300, EMAT10100



School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

An introduction to nonsymmetric loading of beams with open and closed cross-sections; analysis of thin-walled aircraft structures; 2D stress analysis and failure criteria; material structures, properties and processing, and introduction to principles of sustainable manufacture.

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory to cases involving arbitrary cross-sections (solid or thin-walled, open or closed sections) and arbitrary loading (on-axis or off-axis);
  2. Analyse the torsion and bending of thin-walled light aircraft structures;
  3. Describe and evaluate common manufacturing methods for conventional aircraft structures;
  4. Describe and evaluate common material processing routes and diagnose failures arising from inappropriate processing;
  5. Conduct basic life-cycle analyses on selected industrial scenarios.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, which may include lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions, problem sheets and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Information

2 formative online tests

Summative assessment: 100% Summer timed assessment

Reading and References

  1. Goodno BJ, Gere JM; Mechanics of Materials (9th ed., 2017), Cengage Learning, ISBN9781337093354
  2. Beer FP, Johnston ER, Dewolf JT, Mazurek DF; Mechanics of Materials (7th ed., 2015), McGraw-Hill, ISBN9780073398235
  3. Megson THG; Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students (6th ed., 2016), Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN0081009143
  4. Ashby MF, Jones DRH; Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction Microstructures, Processing & Design, (4th ed., 2013), Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN0080966691
  5. Ashby MF, Shercliff H, Cebon D; Materials: Engineering, science, processing and design (1st ed., 2007), Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN0750683910.