Composite Materials Technology - 2017/8
Module code: ENGD028
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
OGIN SL Prof (Mech Eng Sci)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 8
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 30
Lecture Hours: 10
Tutorial Hours: 10
Laboratory Hours: 10
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Short answer questions||50|
|Coursework||Long answer question involving calculation, analysis, discussion involving core aspects of the module.||50|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The intention of this course is to present an overview of many important design,
manufacture and performance issues relevant to the use of composite materials in a wide range of applications, including an introduction to the use of finite-element analysis for composites, the importance of product standards, recycling and green issues.
provide an understanding of many important design, manufacture and performance issues of concern in current applications of composite materials.
present material (including case studies) which indicate current developments within the technology.
|To suggest solutions for a wide variety of simple composite design/manufacture performance issues||C??17K|
|To formulate an initial assessment of whether a particular composite solution for an application appears reasonable in the light of design, manufacturing and performance issues||C??17K|
|Explain current issues in Composites which are complex, conceptually challenging, and are at, or informed by, the forefront of field.||C??17K|
|Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying issues through the appropriate interpretation of assessment questions.||C??17K|
|Apply course subject matter for research and advanced academic enquiry||C??17K??17P??17T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
The course, consisting of lectures and exercise classes, includes the following topics
• Design lectures:
Review of basic composite mechanics; mechanical design criteria; failure criteria for design; composite design; principles of joining and repair; finite-element analysis: basic principles; finite-element analysis and composite materials; design tools and product standards
• Manufacture lectures:
Reinforcements and matrices; processing of composite materials; textile composites: manufacture and behaviour; manufacture of large composite structures; an introduction to recycling, sustainability and green issues
• Performance lectures:
Fatigue and delamination issues for composite materials; non-destructive evaluation for composite structures; bridges, bridge strengthening and repair; repair case studies: aircraft, pipework, pressure vessels; optical sensors for strain and damage monitoring; commercial perspectives; composites in the civil infrastructure and aerospace.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to introduce the fundamentals of composite materials through lectures, tutorials (including worked example classes) and practical classes. This is delivered through lectures and tutorial classes.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• 23 hours lectures
• 7 hours tutorial classes (all students)
• 30 hours coursework
The teaching is delivered as a one-week intensive course.
The 5 short questions are able to test knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics covered in the module. The longer question focusses on different aspects of the complex selection-design-property-manufacture relationships for composite materials. With incomplete information, students are required to identify, select and evaluate solutions for a range of actual or potential composite applications at the forefront of professional practice.
Thus, the summative assessment for this unit consists of:
• Q1 (Short answer questions) 50%
• Q2 (Essay question) 50%
• Formative verbal feedback is given in lectures and tutorials.
• Written feedback is given on the submitted coursework
Reading list for Composite Materials Technology : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engd028
Programmes this module appears in
|Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies EngD||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.