10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: MAT6104

Aims/Description: This module discusses issues relating to selecting and manufacturing advanced polymer-matrix composites. Aerospace applications are the focus, but it is equally applicable to all uses of such materials. The course covers selection of fibres and polymers/resins for different applications. Manufacturing routes are then considered, including the manufacture of sandwich panels. Issues of joining and repairing composite components are considered, as is the use of NDT and smart monitoring for quality control purposes. The principles of laminate design are explored using modern commercial software.

Staff Contact: Dr Simon Hayes
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Individual Project Report

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Aerospace course under IPE):

Teaching timetable


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