Imperial College London

Dr Koon-Yang Lee

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Polymeric Materials
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5150koonyang.lee

 
 
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Location

 

325City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Mathematics 2 - AERO50006

Aims

This module builds on first year Mathematics and introduces more advanced concepts including Vector Calculus, Partial Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Probability, and the theory of Signals and Systems. 

Role

Lecturer

Composites 3 - AERO97048

Aims

Lifecycle assessment and recycling of composite materials

The overall aim of this course is to provide an understanding of lifecycle and recycling considerations related to the growing use of composite materials.

Joining and Repair of Fibre-Reinforced Plastics

To introduce the principles underlying joining and repair of fibre-reinforced plastics.

Laminate Analysis

Familiarisation with classical lamination theory and its application for predicting the deformation and strength of laminated composite plates. 

Design

This course aims at providing an introduction to general design approaches, with application to Composite Materials and Structures. There will be a review of particular issues in designing with composites, stressing interactions between materials, manufacturing & inspection, design and analysis. The course will introduce aspects linked with the Certification of Composites Civil Aircraft Structures and review Industrial Applications, with an emphasis on aircraft structures. 

Analytical Techniques

  • 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

Advanced Manufacturing - AERO96020

Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce the manufacturing processes of composite materials and their corresponding underlying manufacturing principles to provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between design, manufacturing processing and materials properties. This module discusses basic transport equations and constitutive laws used in composite processing, followed by detailed quantitative/qualitative discussion and analytical analysis of polymer matrix, metal matrix and ceramic matrix composite manufacturing. Various composite manufacturing methods are discussed, including short polymer fibre composites, advanced thermoplastic composites, advanced thermoset composites, melt metallurgical processes, powder metallurgical processes, advanced hybrid fibre metal laminates and ceramic matrix composite manufacturing route via melt infiltration, chemical vapour infiltration and polymer impregnation and pyrolysis processes. The real life applications of each manufacturing processes are also covered in this module. The module will consist of timetabled lectures deliver by two academics with the relevant research expertise.

Role

Lecturer

Spacecraft Structures - AERO96023

Aims

This course aims to present state-of-the-art methodologies for the design of spacecraft structures, from launchers to satellite platforms and to habitable inflatable modules. The fundamental knowledge provided in this course will involve: 

1) the understanding of how hazardous spacecraft-environment interactions can be predicted and mitigated at material and structural level;
2) awareness of design methods and certification requirements for both structures and payloads that can successfully withstand launch and insertion into orbit;
3) the understanding of the operational principles for deployable structures in space applications and of the relevant design strategies.

 

Role

Lecturer

Advanced Manufacturing - AERO97005

Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce the manufacturing processes of composite materials and their corresponding underlying manufacturing principles to provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between design, manufacturing processing and materials properties. This module discusses basic transport equations and constitutive laws used in composite processing, followed by detailed quantitative/qualitative discussion and analytical analysis of polymer matrix, metal matrix and ceramic matrix composite manufacturing. Various composite manufacturing methods are discussed, including short polymer fibre composites, advanced thermoplastic composites, advanced thermoset composites,  melt metallurgical processes, powder metallurgical processes, advanced hybrid fibre metal laminates and ceramic matrix composite manufacturing route via melt infiltration, chemical vapour infiltration and polymer impregnation and pyrolysis processes. The real life applications of each manufacturing processes are also covered in this module. The module will consist of timetabled lectures deliver by two academics with the relevant research expertise.

Role

Lecturer

Literature Review - AERO97043

Aims

To develop the skills required to identify, assimilate and communicate an in-depth technical review of a specific topic in the composites field.

Role

Lecturer

Introduction to Labs - AERO97037

Aims

To prepare students for the laboratory programme

Role

Lecturer

Revision Chemistry - AERO97038

Aims

This course is designed as a revision to A-level chemistry.

Role

Lecturer