Aerospace Materials I

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Aerospace Materials I

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Aerospace Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    - Basic knowledge on materials science and engineering: bonding in solids, structure of materials, diffusion in solids, mass transport, phase diagrams.
    - Properties of polymers, ceramics and composites: mechanical properties, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties.
    - Introduction to polymers, ceramics and composites and it use and performance in aerospace.
    - Applications and selection criteria.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Course: Aerospace Materials I
    Course Number: 251 - 15333
    ECTS credits: 6

    PREREQUISITES/STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED:
    - Basic knowledge on materials science and engineering: bonding in solids, structure of materials, diffusion in solids, mass transport, phase diagrams.
    - Properties of polymers, ceramics and composites: mechanical properties, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties.
    - Introduction to polymers, ceramics and composites and it use and performance in aerospace.
    - Applications and selection criteria.

    COMPETENCES AND SKILLS THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED AND LEARNING RESULTS:

    Students will acquire the following abilities:
    - Ability to solve complex problems.
    - Ability to look for, to understand and to differentiate the relevant information to be able to take a decision.
    - Ability to use multi-disciplinary knowledge to solve a problem.
    - Ability to work in groups and distribute work to face up to complex problems.

    Individuals who successfully complete this course will be able :
    - A collaborative attitude that will enable them to get from other people information, skills and knowledge necessary to manufacture components for specific applications.

    DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

    Study of materials: ceramic, polymers, and composites.
    Manufacturing and treating techniques of materials.
    Structure of materials.
    Mechanical testing of materials.
    Conductor, semiconductor, insulating, and magnetic materials.
    Materials performance.
    Selection criteria.

    LEARNING ACTIVITES AND METHODOLOGY:

    -The course will consist of Master Classes where the theory of the topics will be presented and Tutorial Classes where applications and examples will be emphasized and problems exercises will be solved
    - There will be tutorial sessions for the students
    - There will be 8 hours of practical laboratory work of compulsory assistance. The laboratory sessions will result in the acquisition of practical abilities related to the content of the course
    - All the teaching material (lecture notes, handouts, exercises and problems, laboratory manual and additional material) will be distributed to the students through aula global

    ASSESSMENT SYSTEM:

    Continuous evaluation will consist of two parts:
    (i) exercises and tests to be solved in groups or individually, during classes, or other activities (at least 3 activities) that will count 30% of the total mark.  
    (ii)laboratory practices, that will be assessed with a questionnaire that will be handed in at the end of each laboratory session, and that will count 10% of the total mark.
    Percentage of continuous evaluation assessment (exercises, tests, laboratory): 40
    -The final examination is will count for 60% of the total mark of the lecture course.
    Help sessions and tutorial classes will be held prior to the final exam.
    Percentage of end-of-term-examination: 60
    The minimum mark for the end-of-term exam is at least 4 out of 10.
    Final mark must be at least 5.

    The final mark is obtained in the following way:

    LABORATORY SESSIONS (10%)
    10%    Laboratory Reports     Assessment of the methodology and realization of the laboratory session as well as the written report
    CONTINOUS EVALUATION (30%)
    30%     Exercises and problems performed during class. Three Assesments during the course.
    FINAL EXAM (60%)
    60%    Final Exam.  It will contain problems and questions  from the whole lecture course.
    Minimum mark for end-of-term examination: 4 out of 10.

    In order to pass the lecture course the final mark must be at least 5.

    IMPORTANT: MINIMUM MARKS
    -The assessment tests, the exercises and problems handed in do not have a minimum mark in order to pass the lecture course.
    -Attendance to the laboratory sessions is mandatory. Failure to hand in the laboratory reports will result in no marking for the laboratory session.
    -Attendance to assessment tests or submission of the exercises is not compulsory. However, failure to attend the test or submit the exercises will result in a mark of 0 in the corresponding exercise or test.
    -The minimum mark for the end-of-term-exam is 4 out of 10. In order to pass the lecture course the final mark must be at least 5.
        
    BIBLIOGRAPHY:

        ASHBY MF . Engineering materials: an introduction to their properties and applications. Pergamon Press. 1981
        ASKELAND DR.. Essentials of materials science and engineering. 2nd ed Ed. Cengage Learning. 2010
        Adrian P. Mouritz. Introduction to Aerospace Materials. Woodhead Publishing. 2012
        CALLISTER WD. . Materials science and engineering: an introduction . 2nd ed John Wiley & Sons. 2003.
        MANGONON PL. . The principles of materials selection for engineering design . Ed. Prentice Hall,. 1999
        SHACKELFORD JF. . Introducción a la Ciencia de Materiales para ingenieros. 4th ed. Pearson Prentice-Hall. 2005
        SMITH WF. Fundations of Materials Science and Engineering. McGraw-Hill. 2011
        Van Vlack L.H.. Elements of Materials Science and Engineering. Ed Addison Wesley Co. . 1989

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.