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Unit information: Advanced Composites Analysis in 2019/20

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Unit name Advanced Composites Analysis
Unit code AENGM2200
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Ivanov
Open unit status Not open

AENGM31200 Structures & Materials 3



School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit provides a Masters level unit on the structural analysis of aerospace composites

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the student will:

  • be able to identify and understand the major issues for the analysis of composite plate and shell structures;
  • be able to carry out conceptual design, initial sizing and preliminary FE modelling of basic structural components.

Teaching details

Lectures and example classes and labs

Assessment Details

75% - 2 hour examination in May/June, 3 questions to be answered out of 5 25% - computer laboratory exercise

Reading and References

  • Cook, R.D., Finite Element Modelling for Stress Analysis, 1994, 1st ed., Wiley. ISBN: 0471107743
  • Matthews, F. & Davies, G.A.O., Finite Element Modelling of Composite Materials & Structures. 2000, CRC Press. ISBN: 0849308461
  • Vasiliev, V.V., Mechanics of Composite Structures. 1993. Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 1560320346
  • Calladine, C., Theory of Shell Structures. 2010. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0521238358
  • Jones, R., Mechanics of Composite Materials. 2015, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 156032712x
  • Hinton, M.J. & Soden, P.D., Failure Criteria in Fibre-Reinforced-Polymer Composites. 2004. Elsevier. ISBN: 008044475x
  • LeMaitre, J., Handbook of Materials Behaviour Models. 2001. Academic Press. ISBN: 0124433413
  • Soutis, C., Multi-Scale Modelling of Composite Material Systems: The Art of Predictive Damage Modelling. 2005. Woodhead Publishing. ISBN: 1855739364