Course Title: Aerospace Material 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: AERO5394

Course Title: Aerospace Material 2

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: George Zouev

Tel. No. +61 3 9925 4935

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

AERO5393 Aerospace Materials 1

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training on non metallic aerospace materials and related processes.
This course develops an understanding of the structure, properties and the use of polymeric materials, composite materials and adhesives in engineering applications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH746 Aerospace Material 2


Learning Outcomes


1. Explain and conduct tests to demonstrate the properties of plastics used in the aerospace industry.
2. Explain the classifications, characteristics and quality requirements of adhesive used in the aerospace industry.
3. Explain and analyse the use of composites in aircraft construction and the distribution of stresses within a composite section.


Details of Learning Activities

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities.


Teaching Schedule

SessionTopic Content DeliveryAssessment Task
1

Explain the classifications, characteristics and quality requirements of adhesives used in the Aerospace Industry

 Short answer and multi-choice test
2Explain and analyse the use of composites in aircraft construction and the distribution of stresses within a composite section Short answer and multi-choice test
3Explain and analyse the use of composites in aircraft construction and the distribution of stresses within a composite section Short answer and multi-choice test
4Explain and analyse the use of composites in aircraft construction and the distribution of stresses within a composite section - Laboratory Practical: Composite Materials Report based on laboratory experiment
5Explain the classifications, characteristics and properties of plastics used in the Aerospace Industry. Short answer and multi-choice test
6Explain the classifications, characteristics and properties of plastics used in the Aerospace Industry. Short answer and multi-choice test
7Final test Short answer and multi-choice test
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No Prescribed texts but course notes will be provided by RMIT


References

Australian and ASTM Standards appropriate to the assessment tasks (supplied by RMIT)


Other Resources

Student resource network drive - ’S-drive’

S:\Aerospace Students\2011\Semester Two 2011\AERO5394 Aerospace Materials 2\George Zouev


Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Laboratory Practical

This assessment task will evaluate the nature of a chopped-strand random spray lay-up fibre composite material. This laboratory will examine the composition ratio of fibre to matrix after manufacture and its flexural behaviour and strength.
This laboratory should be of two hours duration.
The report that you will write will be of approximately 1500 words and should follow the layout as indicated in Guidelines for Writing Laboratory Reports that can be found in the students resource drive (S-Drive), S:\Aerospace Students\2011\Semester Two 2011\AERO5394 Aerospace Materials 2\George Zouev. 
Word-process your report and submit the report in a folder as indicated in the guide.
Tabulate all data in your results section and provide full calculations in your appendix.
As this is a practical session, students must not wear thongs, sandals or open toe shoes.
The key element of this assessment task is your analysis of the results and interpretation through mathematical calculation the strengths of the materials being tested. ASTM and AS standards are to be utilised and appropriate sections quoted as the testing method. 
This laboratory practical will have a weighting of 20% of the final overall assessment mark.

Assessment 2 - Final test (Closed Book)

This assessment will focus on your ability to:

  • Explain the classifications, characteristics and quality requirements of adhesives used in the Aerospace Industry
  • Explain and analyse the use of composites in aircraft construction and the distribution of stresses within a composite section
  • Explain the classifications, characteristics and properties of plastics used in the Aerospace Industry.

The test will be comprised of multichoice, calculations and short answer style questions.

This test will have a weighting of 80% of the final overall assessment mark.


Assessment Matrix

Competencey/Module

Assessment 1 - Laboratory Practical

20%   (To be Submitted by Week 6)

Assessment 2 - Final Test

80% (At The End of Semester)

Learning Outcome 1YesYes
Learning Outcome 2YesYes
Learning Outcome 3YesYes

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