Imperial College London

Professor Emile S Greenhalgh

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor of Composite Materials
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5070e.greenhalgh CV

 
 
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Location

 

453AACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Impact - AEM-CM22

Aims

To describe the types of damage that can occur in laminated composites as a result of transverse impact.  To distinguish between small and large mass impact responses. To estimate the peak impact forces and delamination damage thresholds, and the properties affecting these parameters.  To review the local and overall structural response mechanisms of composite laminates after impact loading.  To identify failure mechanisms in impact damaged composites and to model their response under tensile and compressive loading.

Role

Lecturer

Introduction to Composites (FRP) - AEM-CM01

Aims

To provide an overview of the science, technology and application of composite materials.

Role

Lecturer

Introduction to Labs - AEM-CM03

Aims

To prepare students for the laboratory programme

Role

Lecturer

Stiffness and Strength - AEM-CM09

Aims

  • Introduce micromechanics concepts & use in calculating stiffness/strength.
  • Restricted to fibre / polymer matrix composites
  • Short fibre lectures concerned with fibres up to 50mm in length
  • Compare short fibre composites with competitive materials
  • Highlight problems associated with the design of products from short fibre composites
  • Suggest possible analyses for predicting stiffness and stiffness and strength
  • Basic technology developed out of use of chap filers to improve resin properties – particularly elastic modulus, strength and dimensional stability.

Role

Lecturer

L1 Applications - AE1-114

Aims

The course aims at introducing the students to engineering design practice. The students design, build and test a lightweight frame made from engineering materials.

Role

Lecturer

Materials - AE2-208

Aims

The course builds on the principles of aerospace materials, taught in first year, and expands and discusses these principles to engineering materials, particularly those employed in the aircraft industry.  The course aims to equip the student with sufficient knowledge to evaluate the balance of engineering properties required in relation to an application and to select appropriate metallic and composite materials.  The student is also made aware of the motivation for studying materials and knowledge of emerging materials for future aerospace applications.

Role

Lecturer

Design Study (Bridge) - AEM-CM23

Aims

This course is designed to be an opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills learned in the preceding lecture courses/modules.

Role

Lecturer

Analytical Techniques - AEM-CM19

Aims

  • To develop a basic understanding of the main methods for organic materials characterisation
  • To appreciate the type of information required to characterise organic materials.
  • To appreciate the methods to characterise fibre and void volume fraction in composites.
  • Understanding the principles and use of thermal analysis techniques for characterising polymeric materials
  • Introduction to methodology and tools for fractographic analysis
  • Overview of basic translaminar, intralaminar and interlaminar failure modes
  • Present case studies demonstrating methodologies and morphologies

Role

Lecturer