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This module covers the fundamentals of linear elasticity and the stress analysis of the thin-walled structural components which are commonly employed in the design of modern wings and fuselages. In particular, the bending, shearing and twisting of thin-walled beams with open, closed or multi-cell cross-sections is studied in detail. The stiffening effect of stringers is investigated. Taper and end constraints are discussed. Numerous examples demonstrate the application of the theory. The module teaches the analytical skills, but also develops the students' feeling for thin-walled structures.
The module involves the application of scientific and engineering principles to the solution of a practical problem associated with engineering systems and processes [EA2]. The student will gain experience in working independently on a substantial, individually assigned task, using accepted planning procedures. It will require and develop self-organisation and the critical evaluation of options and results, as well as developing technical knowledge in the chosen topic.
The module will provide a deeper understanding of the technology of plastics & composites processing. The material covered will cross cut the engineering disciplines of advanced manufacturing technology and polymer science to broaden the technical and industrial context of polymer and composite processing. Within the content of the module simulation software will be applied to industrial case study examples for critical evaluation. In addition, the module will also introduce micro injection moulding, composite layups and 3-D printing.
The course introduces the students to experimental studies in a wide range of subjects. Each experiment is self contained and the student will present the findings in written form through a lab report which will have a set of experiment specific questions to answer. This written report also forms the basis for the assessment. All students work in groups and carry out five experiments which vary according to discipline, however the assignments are all individually submitted. The students keep a log-book of the experimental observations and results, which is used for reference for the technical report from each experiment written-up in the week after the experiment.
Mae'r modiwl hwn yn canolbwyntio ar ddefnyddio gwyddoniaeth a pheirianneg i ddatrys problemau ymarferol sy¿n ymdrin â systemau a phrosesau peirianneg. Bydd y myfyrwyr yn elwa o brofiad o weithio yn annibynnol ar dasg unigryw sylweddol trwy ddefnyddio sgiliau cynllunio prosiectau safonol. Bydd angen i¿r myfyriwr datblygu sgiliau hunan drefn, gwerthusiad beirniadol o opsiynau a chanlyniadau ynghyd a datblygu gwybodaeth dechnegol sy¿n addas i¿r maes.
|Start Date||End Date||Position Held||Location|
|2014||Present||Senior Lecturer||College of Engineering, Swansea University|
|2012||2014||Senior Lecturer||University of South Wales|
|2008||2012||Lead Propulsion Engineer GP7000/RB211-524/CFM-56 Engine Overhaul||GE Aviation|
|2004||2008||Composites Materials and Processing Engineer – Airbus A350 XWB||Airbus|
|2000||2004||Quality and Environmental Management – ISO14001 Certification||GKN PLC|
|2000||2004||Facilities and Process Engineering - F/A-22 Raptor Canopies||GKN PLC|
|2000||2004||Composites Materials and Processing Engineer - Airbus A380||GKN PLC|
2014 - Present
1996 - Present
2013 - Present
2015 - Present
2015 - Present