|Composites Design and Manufacture||
Composites Design and Manufacture is a core module for the BEng/MEng (honours) Mechanical Engineering with Composites (MEC) course. The UCAS codes are H302 (BEng)/H306 (MEng) and the UoP codes are 3126 (BEng)/4451 (MEng). More information is available in the BEng (honours) Programme Specification. The composites degree is accredited by both IMechE and IOM3 (see links in the menu to the right or the Table below). This module was an option embedded in STAD322 for the BEng/MEng (honours) Civil Engineering course during 2007-2012. The Digital Learning Environment (MooDLE) and Definitive Module Record (DMR) can be accessed via the following links:
For the MEC course, this module is complemented by two other modules: MATS348 Composites Engineering and MFRG311 Quality Management II. These three modules are regarded as integral parts of the learning for this degree pathway and will be essential to satisfactory completion of the course. These modules provide an integrated approach to structural analysis, design, materials and processing selection, and quality issues for composite materials. This module aims to:
This twenty-credit module was "new" in Academic Year 2004/05 as MATS324 and renumbered as MATS347 from AY 2015/16. It combines two former ten-credit modules:
Do consider membership of the following professional organisations, not least because the composites BEng degree is accredited by the first two:
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The Granta CES EduPack software is "the world-leading teaching resource for materials in engineering, science, processing and design". The Plymouth University license agreement permits students and staff to load the software on their home computer/laptop. The instructions can be found in the announcements on the MATS347 and MATS232 MooDLE sites.
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ADVANCED COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING CENTRE
The centre (usually abbreviated to ACMC) embraces the undergraduate teaching, postgraduate research and commercial research - development - consultancy activities within the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth.
COMSOL MATERIALS LIBRARY
The Material Library contains data for 2500 materials including the elements, minerals, soil, metal alloys, oxides, steels, thermal insulators, semiconductors, and optical materials. You specify a material in the Material Library browser, which enables you to easily find the desired material by name, or UNS (Unified Numbering System) number. Each material is represented by referenced property functions for as many as 24 key material properties, such as thermal, elastic, or electrical properties, depending on some variable, typically temperature. You can plot and inspect these function definitions, as well as change and add to them. They are then used in any coupling to other physics simulations that also depend on the property function variable in your multiphysics modelling.
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