Through online lectures and mini cohorts, this course illustrates the fundamental applications of materials to spacecraft design for a systems engineering perspective. Topics include the environments of dynamics, vacuum, thermal, reactive chemicals, radiation, and electrostatics relating to material selection; applications in the material classes of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites to spacecraft design; design considerations from preliminary design through product verification, launch, and mission operations; and considerations for environment impacts, commons issues encountered, and lessons learned. The course is not intended to cover materials analysis that is taught specific to individual engineering domains, rather it instructs the application of the materials to the space environment with specific industry examples.
EN.675.600 Systems Engineering for Space and EN.675.601 Fundamentals of Engineering Space Systems I
Materials for Space Systems
01/23/2024 - 04/30/2024
Tues 4:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
Kossiakoff Center K227