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Aerospace Materials 7.5 credits

Second cycle, T7005T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Polymer Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Materials Technology
Main field of study
Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge in Composite Materials and Mechanics of Fiber Composites example T7012T and T7011T or similar.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After the end of this course the student is supposed to - have deep knowledge about structure and behaviour of high performance materials used in aerospace industry - be able to evaluate properties of composites, ceramic materials and alloys to perform optimal material selection for use in harsh environments and service conditions - will know and understand the most important degradation mechanisms that initiate and evolve due to thermal and mechanical loads and lead to material fatigue and reduced durability - be able to do produce long fiber composites, to measure their mechanical properties, to observe and to quantify damage modes and to analyse their effect on properties - be able to apply composite material degradation models, to perform fracture mechanics analysis in alloys and to predict time dependent material behaviour - be able to perform numerical simulations of structures using commercial software to design optimized structures - have good skills in analysing research papers and writing research reports

The material classes analyzed in this course are high performance materials like light weight alloys, superalloys, ceramics and different types of composites including materials modified on nanoscale. Methodology will be given to determine properties of these multiscale materials on all considered length scales. The properties most important for design in the aerospace applications are performance at high mechanical loads, extreme temperatures and material aging and fatigue due to extreme environmental effects. Processing methods will be considered in relation to desired material performance. Durability and damage tolerance will be accessed by analyzing degradation, creep and damage mechanisms. Methodology for structural analysis will be given and training performed.

Lectures combined with seminars. Mandatory home works and large project in groups with report

To pass the course home works must be approved and lab report approved and graded. An oral exam has to be passed and will be graded.

Patrik Fernberg

Transition terms
The course T7005T is equal to MPC006

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
The course folder (digital): “Aerospace Materials”. Research papers.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002ProjectG U 3 4 54.50MandatoryA07
0003Home work assignmentG U 3 4 50.80MandatoryA07
0004Oral examG U 3 4 52.20MandatoryS15

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 17 Dec 2007

Last revised
by HUL Niklas Lehto 18 Jun 2020