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Dr Mike Jump BEng PhD FHEA MRAeS

Senior Lecturer Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Teaching

Aerospace Engineering Capstone Design

Year 4 Capstone students in final preparations for their entry to the IMechE UAS Design Challenge
Year 4 Capstone students in final preparations for their entry to the IMechE UAS Design Challenge

To demonstrate their grasp of the more fundamental material taught on the course, students are challenged to bring these ideas and concepts together, generally in teams, to design and analyse whole or part aircraft configurations. This develops from Year 1 (model glider design), Year 2 (simple General Aviation aircraft design), Year 3 (Conceptual Design supported by industrial engineering methods) to the final Year 4 Capstone Design Project (design of a more complex air vehicle through to demonstration in either hardware (UAV) or simulation (larger scale aircraft or rotorcraft).

Aerospace Engineering Design 3

Rendering of a typical Year 3 Aircraft Design assessment
Rendering of a typical Year 3 Aircraft Design assessment

In year 3 I bring together elements of the course that the students undertake and link these topics into the practicalities of designing a full size aircraft.

Aerospace Year 3 CDIO Projects

Year 3 Design Project - Entry to the BMFA Payload Challenge 3: Weight (a/c came 3rd in an international field)
Year 3 Design Project - Entry to the BMFA Payload Challenge 3: Weight (a/c came 3rd in an international field)

In year 3 I run a series of linked individual projects related to small unmanned aerial systems design. These are based in the practice of Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (see http://cdio.org/) where students 'learn by doing'. This culminates with the students entering one of the British Model Flying Association's Payload Challenge competitions. University of Liverpool students usually finish with a podium place in an international field.

Modules for 2020-21

AEROSPACE CAPSTONE GROUP DESIGN PROJECT

Module code: AERO420

Role: Module Co-ordinator

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DESIGN 3

Module code: AERO321

Role: Module Co-ordinator