units

MAE5403

Faculty of Engineering

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Coordinator(s)

B Falzon

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

This unit extends previous studies on isotropic (metal) structures in solid mechanics and related areas to embrace the anisotropic mechanical properties of composite materials, with an emphasis on the analysis and design of composite structures. These principles will be further extended to composite airframes. The unit complements the corequisite MAE5402 thereby allowing a mature understanding of the potential synergy between structural forms and materials of construction.

Outcomes

The development and integration of students' knowledge of conventional engineering materials based on previous study leading towards an understanding of composite structures with particular reference to composite airframes.

Assessment

Project work: 20%
Assignments: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practical classes and 7 hours of private study per week

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Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites