University of Calgary

ENME 573 - Design and Manufacturing of Lightweight Structures - Fall 2023

Overview of high-performance lightweight materials used in structural applications, namely fibre-reinforced polymer composites. Considerations for material selection, manufacturing, characterization and testing. Failure analysis. Discussion of materials-processing-structure-property relationships. Applications to aerospace fabrication will be discussed. Practical skills to be developed through a laboratory component.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3-3/2)


  • Manufacturing Engineering 417 and Mechanical Engineering 479.


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