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The program offered by School of Aerospace helps the students to systematically build up their broadness in scientific foundations and depth in selected engineering areas that match their interests. The participation in laboratory subjects, independent projects, and targeted research develops their capabilities in analyzing, designing, and experimental abilities in a variety of fields. From the program, the students will be prepared with the knowledge and the skills for a professional engineering working in a wide industrial or academic career range.
This graduate program is designed for international students studying for a master’s degree or doctoral degree in Mechanics or Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering offered by the School of Aerospace Engineering of Xi'an Jiaotong University.
3. Program Objectives
This program aims to cultivate professional talents with comprehensive abilities and help them to grow morally, intellectually, and physically.
For master candidates, they are required to master basic theories and systematic professional knowledge. They should learn about the trends in sci-tech development in their research area and be able to undertake scientific research or technical projects independently.
4. Research Areas
1) Structure failure mechanism and strength theory
2) Multi-field coupling theory and structural lightweight design
3) Modern theories in dynamics and control
4) Theory and technology in structural integrity and security
5) Fluid mechanics and fluid-solid coupling theory
6) Aircraft design
7) Theories in advanced aircraft navigation, guidance and control
8) Aerospace propulsion theory and engineering
9) Aerospace manufacturing engineering
5. Length of Study
The full-time scheme lasts for two years for Master's candidates and three to six years for Doctoral candidates.
6. Training Modes
For Master candidates, the mode of training with direction from the supervisor is the top priority in the program; while an alternative mode of joint training with a professor or researcher from another university or an institute, or a professional from a factory oran enterprise may also be applicable. Based on the requirements of the program and student’s personality, the supervisor will help to make plans in courses studies and direct the student in all the stages of research: literature search, surveying, designing of research, dissertation writing, and oraldefence, etc.
7. Courses Studies
For Master candidates, totally at least 49 credits are required. The detailed course and credit for each course modules and thesis work are shown in the following table.
Curriculum Structure for Master Candidates
The Outline of China
Scientific and Technological English Writing
Aerospace Structural Analysis
Dynamics of Rotating Machines
Electromagnetic Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation
Principles and Applications of Structural Dynamic Analysis of Flying Vehicles
Mechanics of Soft Active Materials
Intermediate Heat Transfer
Principles of Continua
Advanced Incompressible Fluid Mechanics
Students can select any course from the list of courses of the Graduate School
Master Thesis: Before applying for granting the Master's degree, a Master candidate should finish writing a thesis independently under the guidance of his or her supervisor. The thesis must be systematic and complete with new opinions. The topic of the thesis should be determined with the help of the supervisor after reading extensive literature and surveying. To ensure the quality of the thesis, the candidate must spend at least one year on the studies and writing it. On condition that the thesis meets the requirements of Xi'an Jiaotong University, the candidate can apply for final oral defense so as to apply for a Master's degree.
A Master candidate is required to make a thesis proposal in the third semester; the research can be continued on condition that it is affirmed by the professional in the joint partner institution and usually three professors in the same research field. In the forth semester, the Master candidate should pass a mid-term evaluation on research progress and the following research plans to be implemented. If the Master candidate cannot pass the mid-term evaluation, he/she will be suggested to give up the Master's degree.
9. Research Centers
(1) The State Key Laboratories for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures
The State Key Laboratories for Strength and vibration of Mechanical Structures were established in 1985, and are open to the entire world in 1988.After 30 years of efforts; the laboratories have become an important base with adequate funding support and well-functioning research facilities in mechanics for applied basic research and advanced professional training in mechanics.
(2) The International Center of Applied Mechanics（ICAM）
The main academic leaders of ICAM are the distinguished alumni of Xi'an Jiaotong University including Zhigang Suo, Huajian Gao, Zishun Liu and Xi Chen etc.. Under the guidance of world-class mechanics scholars such as John W. Hutchinson, John R. Willis and Alan Needleman，ICAM is committed to fostering first-class young talents, producing first-rate academic achievements, and establishing a world-leading center in mechanics.( https://icam.xjtu.edu.cn/)
(3) The Department of Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering was founded in aerospace engineering in 2005, and was re-established as an independent department in 2012 based on Aerospace Science and Technology, discipline and solid Mechanics. The new department takes as the main focus the major national needsinthe field of aerospace, with an aim to develop spacecraft designing and advanced engineering expertise. ( https://cem.xjtu.edu.cn/)
10. Description of Courses
Course Name: Mechanics of Soft Active Materials
Course Code: MECH7125 Credit: 2
Prerequisites: Theory of Elasticity; Continuum Mechanics
This course focuses on fundamentals of thermodynamics of soft solid materials undergoing finite deformation. The related topics to cover in this course include heat conduction, free energy, pressure, chemical potential, and finite deformation of soft solid materials in equilibrium under mechanical, electrical and chemical loadings. The behaviors of representative soft materials are introduced.
Course Name: Principles of Continua
Course Code: MECH6127 Credit: 2
Prerequisites: Statics and Dynamics; Strength of Materials
The primary objective of this course is to develop a fundamental understanding of how to formulate the governing equations of continua with the aid of basic conservation laws of physics that govern the behavior of a continuum. A secondary objective is to apply the governing equations to simple problems of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and solid mechanics and to determine their response.
Course Name: Aerospace Structural Analysis
Course Code: AASP7110 Credit: 2
Prerequisites: Mathematic; Mechanics; C Programming
This course introduces the basic theory in mechanical analysis of various aerospace structures, such as beams, bars, thin-walled structures and composites. The analytical methods and numerical procedures of structural analysis for static stress, buckling and vibration are also presented.
Course Name: Flight Dynamics
Course Code: AASP7112 Credit: 2
Prerequisites: Theory Mechanics; Aerodynamics
Flight dynamics is primarily concerned with the flight qualities of the aircraft in the atmosphere. The contents of this course are divided into two parts: Part one focuses on the flight qualities under the known external forces; part two deals with the flight stability and maneuverability of aircraft under external disturbance and maneuver. By studying this course, the students can grasp the essential principles of flight dynamics and are trained in the analysis technology about the flight performance.
Course Name: Intermediate Heat Transfer
Course Code: AASP6110 Credit: 3
The course deals with the basic modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) and their mathematical descriptions. It introduces classical heat transfer problems and their analytical solutions through step-by-step mathematical derivation and demonstration examples. In addition, gas turbine heat transfer and cooling is introduced as an application of intermediate heat transfer.
Course Name:Principles and Applications of Structural Dynamic Analysis of Flying Vehicles
Course Code: AASP6103 Credit: 2
Prerequisites: Theoretical mechanics, Material Mechanics
This course is offered to teach the postgraduates the basic theories and analysis principles of dynamics of aerospace structures. The topics of this course include the introduction of structural dynamics, vibration analysis of single-degree-of-freedom system, analysis of multiple-degree-of-freedom system, analysis of distributed parameter system, some approximate analysis methods of vibration analysis, and some specific problems of dynamics of flying vehicles.
Course Name: Dynamics of Rotating Machines
Course Code: AASP 7111 Credit: 2
Prerequisites: Vibration Dynamics; Mechanical Design
This course will enable the students to understand the most important aspects of the dynamics of rotating machines, starting from the most basic explanations and proceeding to more accurate numerical models and analysis, and they will learn about what affects the machine's stability, how the vibration can be reduced and which sorts of rotor vibration are the worst in the rotating machines. They will develop this understanding initially using extremely simple models for each phenomenon, in which (at most) four equations capture the behavior. More detailed models are then developed based on finite element analysis, to enable the accurate simulation of the relevant phenomena for real machines. The students are taught to use analytical software (in MATLAB) to make good predictions of critical speeds and rotating mode shapes of rotating machines.
Course Name: Mechanical Measurements and Nondestructive Testing
Course Code: INSM6101 Credit: 2
Prerequisites: Mechanics of Materials; Elasticity Mechanics; Fundamentals of Electrotechnics; Engineering Mathematics; Electronic Circuitry; Electromagnetics
The course elaborates on the aims and significance of Nondestructive Testing (NDT), and its vital role in structure health inspection and evaluation. The conventional NDT methods, particularly Ultrasonics and Eddy Current are presented systematically. The principle, characteristics and application scope regarding each method are introduced in conjunction with examples on practical applications. The advanced NDT techniques are also introduced in the course.
Course Name: Hypersonic Aerodynamics
Course Code: AASP6111 Credit: 2
Hypersonic aerodynamics is a course focusing on the flow phenomena, aerodynamic characteristics and relevant know ledge for air with velocity more than Mach 5. It is a special branch of the study of aeronautics. This course includes in viscid hypersonic flow, viscous hypersonic flow and high-temperature gas dynamics.
Course Name: Advanced Incompressible Fluid Mechanics
Course Code: MECH61 Credit: 2
This course covers the main concepts and methods of Fluid Mechanics, focusing on incompressible flows. Topics include: governing equations of motion, exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations, potential flow, viscous flow, boundary layer, interfacial flows, vorticity dynamics, hydrodynamics stability. These concepts will be illustrated with experimental results, high-speed imaging videos and recent research publications in fluid mechanics.
Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport and have been awarded a recognized Bachelor's degree.
Tuition Fee Master RMB 39,000 per year
RMB 78,000 in total (About $ 14,305)
Accommodation Fee West 13 Building Double Room RMB 65 to RMB 10,000 (Per person Per Day Within 5 months) Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 24,000 (Per person Per Day Within 5 months) West 8 Building Double Room RMB 45 to RMB 9,000 (10 months) West 7 Building Single Room RMB 100 to RMB 24,000 (10 months) Other Fees Application Fee RMB 500 Service Fee USD 50 Living Expense RMB 2,000 to RMB 2,500
- Application Materials
1. Application Form
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2. Notarized Copies of Research Achievements
Applicants can submit published research papers, award certificates or other documents to prove their achievement and ability in academic research if any.
3. Photocopy of valid passport
With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included
4. Highest degree certificate (notarized copy)
Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be translated into Chinese or English and notarized. Prospective diploma winners must submit official proof of student status by their current school.
5. Academic transcripts
Applicants should submit the original transcripts in undergraduate or graduate period. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
6. A Study Plan or Research Proposal
Applicants must submit a written study plan or research proposal in English or Chinese, with a minimum of 800 words for Master degree and 1500 words for Doctoral degree.You can download a template or sample from here.
7. Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation (in Chinese or English) must be written for the applicant by professors or associate professors.
8. Certificate of English/Chinese Proficiency Level
HSK(above new HSK 5) and IELTS (above IELTS Band 5.5) transcript, or English Proficiency Certificate issued by applicant’s university.
For applicants who are in China: If you are an employee, you still need to provide employment separation certificate and your current residence permit. If you are a student, you need to provide transfer certificate, leaving certificate, certificate of attendance rate issued by previous school and your current residence permit.
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