AA 250

Nanomaterials for Aerospace

Winter 2015

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Course Description:

Properties of nanomaterials and current approaches for engineering spacecraft, aircraft, and subsystems with nanotechnology. Manufacturing of nanomaterials; nano-fiber reinforced composites; structural mechanics of nanomaterials; structure-property relationships; and application of nanotechnology for lightweight structures, thermal protection, nanopropellants, and nanoelectronics.

Prerequisite: AA 240A is a highly recommended (but not mandatory) prerequisite.

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Lecture Schedule

Date Subject Lecture Notes Reading Assignments
01/05 Lecture 1: Introduction to course structure; Why nano? Lecture #1 Ch. 1, Supplement #1, Supplement #2 HW #1 (Out)
01/07 Lecture 2: Types of nanomaterials (0D, 1D, 2D & 3D); Aerospace applications for nanotechnology Lecture #2 Ch. 6, Supplement #2 HW #1 Due, HW #2 (Out)
01/12 Lecture 3: Structure-property relationships Lecture #3 Ch. 7.1-7.6  
01/14 Lecture 4: Manufacturing and synthesis of nanomaterials Lecture #4 Ch. 8, Supplement #3 HW #2 Due; HW #3 (Out)
01/19 Lecture 5: **MLK Day (holiday, no class)**      
01/21 Lecture 6: Carbon-based nanomaterials Lecture #6 Ch. 7.7 HW #3 (DUE on FRIDAY 01/23)
01/26 Lecture 7: Nano-fiber reinforced composites Lecture #7 Supplement #4, Supplement #5  
01/28 Lecture 8: Structural mechanics of nanomaterials Lecture #8    
02/02 Lecture 9: Tour of SNF      
02/04 Lecture 10: Nanoelectronics and sensors Lecture #10    
02/09 Lecture 11: Midterm presentations in class     Midterm
02/11 Lecture 12: Midterm presentations in class     Midterm
02/16 Lecture 13: **President's Day (holiday, no class)**      
02/18 Lecture 14: Nano-scale coatings and adhesives Lecture #14 Ch. 2.2, Ch. 10.2 HW #4 Out
02/23 Lecture 15: Final Project Discussion Lecture #15    
02/25 Lecture 16: Thermal protection materials Lecture #16    
03/02 Lecture 17: Guest Lecture, Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Nanotechnology Applications in Space Science and Space Exploration      
03/04 Lecture 18: Nanomaterial for Energy Generation and Storage Lecture #18   HW #4 Due; Final Out
03/09 Lecture 19: (*No Class*) Nanoethics Lecture Online Lecture #19 Video    
03/11 Lecture 20: *No Class*      
03/16 Final EXAM: In class presentations (12:15pm-3:15pm in Art 4)