Aerospace Training Modules

Faraday Advance Training Catalogue

Aerospace Training Modules

Airworthiness and Product Life Cycles

 
Type:MRes.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:
 

The aim of this course is to provide an outline of the strength degradation processes such as fatigue and corrosion which limit the durability of aircraft.  Techniques for design against fatigue are described, together with a brief summary of regulatory requirements in both civil and military areas.

Aircraft Fatigue and Damage Tolerance

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

This unique course has been specificially designed to meet the practical need of Design and Maintenance Engineers in designing, analysing and maintaining aircraft.  It presents the basic fundamentals of fatigue and fracture mechanics, as well as practical methods for meeting durability and damage tolerance requirements.
www.cranfield.ac.uk/soe/cpd/ppae-fatigue.htm

Computer Modelling of Aerospace Vehicle Dynamics

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

Computer modelling is an essential part of modern aerospace vehicle design.  Throughout the life cycle of a vehicle numerous computer models are used to predict, assess and explain its dynamic behaviour.  Some of these have a relatively short life, whilst others span the whole life cycle and are modified and updated as new knowledge is gained or the vehicle design or tasks modified.  Such models involve a detailed mathematical description of the large amplitude, six degree of freedom motion of the vehicle, coupled with numerical methods for the solution of the resulting differential equations.
www.cranfield.ac.uk/soe/cpd/ate-modelling.htm

Flight Dynamics, Introduction to

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

Modern flight dynamics is concerned with the provision of safe controllable air vehicles which are easy to fly and capable of delivering an enhanced performance.  Most advanced technology aircraft are totally dependent on a sophisticated flight control system the design of which is also an essential flight dynamics function.  Flight test is concerned with the measurement of the performance and flying qualities and the demonstration of compliance with the flying qualities requirements appropriate to the subject air vehicle.
www.cranfield.ac.uk/soe/cpd/ate-flightdynamics.htm

Introduction to Materials Science

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

This course is for scientists and engineers trained in their own disciplines and now needing understanding of the concepts and practices employed in the science and technology of advanced materials.  Metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials will all be studied.  The course will show that the behaviour of materials is directly linked to their fundamental structures and how structures and hence properties may be altered through processing.  Properties, processing, design and environmental protection and degradation will be considered.  Case studies in materials selection will be included and some examples of state-of-the-art applications of novel materials will be given.  Advanced techniques available for materials characterisation will be introduced.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Introduction to Physical Metallurgy

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

The course aims to provide a general introduction to the field of Physical Metallurgy.  It covers phase diagrams, transformation diagrams and the associated thermodynamics, diffusion, liquid-solid transformations, ferrous and non-ferrous materials and cold work, recovery and recrystallisation.  At the end of the course the students should be able to use phase diagrams and transformation diagrams, having acquired an understanding of the underlying thermodynamics.  They should be able to describe and explain diffusion, solid state and liquid-solid transformations in metals and alloys.  They should be able to relate these processes to microstructures.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

High Performance Ceramics

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

Designed to give an introduction to the fabrication and properties of a broad range of high performance ceramics, this course includes carbon-carbon, glass-ceramic matrix composite materials.  Although the emphasis is on the mechanical behaviour of these materials, other properties are covered and the interesting field of high temperature ceramic superconductors is briefly reviewed.  The background science necessary to understand the behaviour of ceramics is taught and lectures pertinent to the use of ceramics, including microscopy, surface analysis and design are also given.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Polymers for Advanced Application

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

This course provides an up-to-date appreciation of the development and application of polymers in engineering.  The emphasis is on the newer and more advanced polymers.  The course starts with an overview of the science of polymeric materials.  This leads into a detailed discussion of mechanical and physical properties.  Some of the more important, newer materials are described and the course concludes with a discussion of trends in polymer utilisation in leading industries.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Introduction to Materials Analysis

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey
Duration:
 

The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of the most popular analysis methods using X-ray, electron and ion beams.  It is directed at scientists and engineers who require grounding in these methods for troubleshooting investigations or longer-term research projects.  The methods covered include X–ray analysis in the electron microscope by energy dispersive and wavelength dispersive spectrometry, surface analysis by photoelectron spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, Rutherford backscattering and X-ray and electron diffraction.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Electron Microscopy and Analysis

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

The course deals with the theory of both scanning and transmission electron microscopy and with the collection and interpretation of both images and diffraction patterns.  Lectures are supported by supervised exercises in which experience is gained in the solution of typical problems in microscopy.  Participants have access to a number of electron microscopes in the MicroStructural Studies Unit and much of the subject matter is demonstrated on these instruments.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Surface Analysis by Electron Spectroscopy – An Introduction to XPS, SIMS and Scanning Auger Micros

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

This course provides an intensive introduction to the techniques of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS or ESCA) and Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), together with Scanning Auger Microscopy (SAM) and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS).  The course comprises lectures, laboratory demonstrations and classes with course tutors.  Participants with specific problems concerning the application of electron spectroscopy are given ample opportunity to consult the lecturers.  Although the main thrust of the course is developing expertise in XPS, AES and SIMS, a brief introduction to ion beam analysis is also included.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Scanning Probe Microscopy

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

The course aims to introduce the principles and practice of the different forms of scanning probe microscopy (SPM).  As an outcome, students should understand how the surfaces of various materials can be characterised at nanoscale resolution in terms of topography, friction, atom lattice spacing, elastic modulus, conductivity and other physico-chemical properties.  They should be able to select the appropriate mode of SPM for the type of characterisation required.  They should be able to interpret the acquired data.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Introduction to Materials Engineering

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

This course aims to introduce the different classes of engineering materials and to describe their structure and properties.  It discusses the processing routes which are available for manufacturing stock and products from different materials, and considers the principles of engineering design including stress analysis and materials and process selection with reference to factors such as environmental impact and economics.  Subsidiary aims are to introduce students to the members of staff in the School and to the topics covered in the other modules.  After the course, students should be able to describe and comment on structure, processing and properties of the main classes of materials.  They should be  able to demonstrate awareness of some of the issues involved in engineering design.  Students should be able to support their understanding of the above areas with appropriate quantitative analyses.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Design and Manufacture

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

The objective of the course is to provide awareness of both the philosophy and methodology of the selection of materials and the design of engineering components in order that material selection, production route and design are undertaken as an integrated exercise.  A wide range of materials and processes will be considered.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Materials Under Stress – An Introduction to Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

Covering the basic concepts of fracture mechanics and fatigue, with emphasis on practical applications for metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, this course is suitable for those with no formal introduction to the science of fracture.  All topics are introduced from the first principles with the aim of developing an understanding of the concepts involved.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Manufacturing Process Selection

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

The principal aim of the course is to present a comprehsive coverage of the processes available to industry to shape and fabricate materials for the manufacture of engineering components and structures.  A secondary aim is to highlight those properties of materials that control the possibilities of shaping and joining in the manufacture of artefacts.  A further aim is to discuss the factors which determine productivity and cost effectiveness.  After the course, students should be aware of the possibilities and limitations of manufacturing processes for all classes of engineering materials.  They should be able to select processes which are appropriate to the scale of manufacture and the functional and economic requirements of the products.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Surface Engineering

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

The objectives of this course are to give students a sound grasp of the most important surface engineering processes, and to enable them to reach a level of confidence that allows the selection and specification of a process best suited for a particular industrial application.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Numerical Modelling in Materials Engineering

 
Type:
Provider:Surrey University
Duration:
 

The aims of this course are to explain the underlying principles of finite element analysis, to introduce models for the constitutive behaviour of materials under different conditions, to demonstrate the application of finite element analysis in modelling the processing of materials and the behaviour of structural elements/components under a range of loading situations.  All the main classes of engineering materials will be considered.
www.surrey.ac.uk/eng/pg.htm

Advanced Engineering Materials

 
Type:
Provider:UMIST
Duration:
 

This course is a high-level advanced course for those who already have a strong materials background.  It is a unifying course which draws upon expertise in both crystalline and molecular materials.
www.umist.ac.uk/material/pg_adm_frames/pg_adm_frames.htm

Lightweight Materials

 
Type:
Provider:UMIST
Duration:
 

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of lightweight material production and design with especial emphasis on light alloys and polymer composites.
www.umist.ac.uk/material/pg_adm_frames/pg_adm_frames.htm

Polymer Materials Science and Engineering

 
Type:
Provider:UMIST
Duration:
 

This course is for those who wish to develop a good understanding of polymer science, materials and processes.
www.umist.ac.uk/material/pg_adm_frames/pg_adm_frames.htm

Manufacturing Engineering

 
Type:
Provider:Warwick University
Duration:
 

Specific manufacturing biased business and engineering 2.5 or 5 day, targeted modules which can be taken stand-alone or as part of a bespoke training solution.  Modules include:  Financial Analysis and Control Systems, International Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing, Design Technologies, Human Resources Development, Teamworking and Communication, Information Systems, CAD/CAM, Production and Material Control, Project Planning, Automation and Robotics, Materials and Processes, Systems Engineering, Simulation.

IDGS Europads Manufacture

 
Type:
Provider:Bristol University/U
Duration:
 

The following modules are available:  Aircraft Manufacture and Assembly;  Concepts of Manufacturing Systems Engineering;  Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Techniques;  and Aerospace Composites Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (University of Limerick, Ireland).
www.fen.bris.ac.uk/igds/aero/welcome.htm

IDGS Europads Design

 
Type:
Provider:Bristol University/U
Duration:
 

The following modules are available:  Composites Design;  Integrated Logistic Support;  Integrated Systems Engineering;  Advanced Rotorcraft Design;  Reliability and Maintainability;  Product Life Cycle and Cost Modelling;  Non-Linear Flight Mechanics;  Human Factors in Aerospace Design for Operations and Support.
www.fen.bris.ac.uk/igds/aero/welcome.htm