Imperial College London

DrMatthewSanter

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Aerospace Structures
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5117m.santer

 
 
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Location

 

335City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Structures 1 - AERO40008

Aims

This module introduces the fundamental concepts for all structural analysis, viz equilibrium, compatibility and the stress/strain law. It illustrates the use of these concepts to solve simple problems, mainly concerning frameworks and beams, and to apply them in tutorials and laboratory practicals. 

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

Mechanics - AERO40007

Aims

This module covers Classical Mechanics: Statics, Kinematics and Dynamics. The module provides a basis for subsequent courses in structural mechanics and dynamics, and flight mechanics which are taught in later years. The subjects covered include Newtonian physics, gravitation, friction, variational mechanics, simple motion, particle dynamics, vibrations, energy and momentum methods and basic orbital mechanics.

Role

Lecturer