Imperial College London

Prof Ambrose Taylor

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Materials Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7149a.c.taylor Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Miss Valerie Crawford +44 (0)20 7594 7083

 
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Location

 

515City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Teacher, Design. (Undergraduate)

Teacher, Fracture of Composites. (Postgraduate)

Teacher, Materials, Manufacturing & Design. (Undergraduate)

Teacher, Structure, Properties & Applications of Polymers. (Undergraduate)

Mechanical Engineering Individual Project - MECH97016

Aims

 To provide experience of taking on a major, engineering-oriented project demanding:

  • Self-directed learning within a specialised field
  • Devising of an individual work plan to confirm to specified milestones and objectives
  • Individual work — usually research-like in nature — to achieve these objectives
  • The maintenance of full, accurate and transferable records
  • Presentation of accurate and accessible results.

ECTS units:   25

Role

Course Leader

Structure, Properties and Applications of Polymers - MECH96016

Aims

  • To develop an understanding of the mechanical properties, processing characteristics and failure modes of the principal classes of polymers, in terms of their structure
  • To define and familiarise some of the basic vocabulary and concepts needed to understand the technical literature of polymers and to communicate with specialists in the field
  • To develop familiarity with the processing technologies available for plastics, and the ways in which they influence the design and properties of plastic components
  • To develop a critical appreciation of the methods used to measure mechanical property data for plastics, to present such data to designers, and to use such data for material selection.

ECTS units:  5   
 

Role

Course Leader

Structure, Properties and Applications of Polymers A - MECH60013

Aims

  • To develop an understanding of the mechanical properties, processing characteristics and failure modes of the principal classes of polymers, in terms of their structure
  • To define and familiarise some of the basic vocabulary and concepts needed to understand the technical literature of polymers and to communicate with specialists in the field
  • To develop familiarity with the processing technologies available for plastics, and the ways in which they influence the design and properties of plastic components
  • To develop a critical appreciation of the methods used to measure mechanical property data for plastics, to present such data to designers, and to use such data for material selection.

ECTS units:  5   
 

Role

Course Leader

Structure, Properties and Applications of Polymers - MECH96045

Aims

  • To develop an understanding of the mechanical properties, processing characteristics and failure modes of the principal classes of polymers, in terms of their structure
  • To define and familiarise some of the basic vocabulary and concepts needed to understand the technical literature of polymers and to communicate with specialists in the field
  • To develop familiarity with the processing technologies available for plastics, and the ways in which they influence the design and properties of plastic components
  • To develop a critical appreciation of the methods used to measure mechanical property data for plastics, to present such data to designers, and to use such data for material selection.

ECTS units:  6   
Contributing to Course Elements: 6 to ME3-LCTVS or ME4-LCTVS

Role

Course Leader

Structure, Properties and Applications of Polymers (PG) - MECH96048

Aims

  • To develop an understanding of the mechanical properties, processing characteristics and failure modes of the principal classes of polymers, in terms of their structure
  • To define and familiarise some of the basic vocabulary and concepts needed to understand the technical literature of polymers and to communicate with specialists in the field
  • To develop familiarity with the processing technologies available for plastics, and the ways in which they influence the design and properties of plastic components
  • To develop a critical appreciation of the methods used to measure mechanical property data for plastics, to present such data to designers, and to use such data for material selection.

ECTS units:  6   
Contributing to Course Elements: 6 to ME3-LCTVS or ME4-LCTVS

Role

Course Leader

Fundamentals of Composite Materials - AERO70033

Aims

This module will take you through some of the fundamental concepts in composite materials, which the rest of the MSc programme will build upon. The module will start with an introduction to various composite systems, followed by the mechanical properties and characterisation of composite materials.

Role

Lecturer