AAE 35200: Aerospace Structural Analysis I
Contact hours: 3
Instructor: Profsessor CT Sun and Professor Sangid
Text: Sun, CT., Mechanics of Aircraft Structures, Wiley, 2nd edition. ISBN 978-0471699668. Supplemental notes furnished by instructor.
Course Description: Properties of wing and fuselage sections. Buckling of beams and plates. Torsion of thin-walled and skin-stringer multiple-cell sections. Failure mechanisms and predictions. Nonsymmetrical bending of skin-stringer sections. Flexural shear in open and closed thin-walled and skin-stringer sections. Deflection by energy method. Introduction to composite structures.
Offered: Fall and Spring
Pre-requisite: AAE20400, AAE20401
Student Learning Outcomes:
On completing this course the student shall be able to:
- Use analytical/empirical tools for determining the distribution of load (or displacement) in typical aerospace components.
- Understand and implement the procedures for relating applied loads (or displacements) to component "failure."
- Selection of materials to resist structural failure.
- Exposure to other professional development topics are also be presented as time permits (e.g., technical communications, teamwork issues, economic considerations, engineering ethics, case histories, regulatory & certification topics, etc.)
Relationship of Course to Program Outcomes
|Program Learning Outcomes||Included?|
|a||An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering||Yes|
|b||An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data||Yes|
|c||An ability to design an aerospace system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability||Yes|
|d||An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams||Yes|
|e||An ability to identify, formulate, and solve aerospace engineering problems||Yes|
|f||An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility||No|
|g||An ability to communicate effectively||Yes|
|h||An understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context||No|
|i||A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning||Yes|
|j||A knowledge of contemporary issues in aerospace engineering||No|
|k||An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for aerospace engineering practice||Yes|
- Review of strength of materials and introduction to elasticity. (4 lectures)
- Design criteria and determination of loads. (6 lectures)
- Materials selection and evaluation. (8 lectures)
- Bending and torsion of thin-walled structures. (13 lectures)
- Buckling design of structural elements. (6 lectures)
- Deflection analysis of structures. (4 lectures)
- Tests. (2 lectures and a final exam)
Prepared by: A. F. Grandt, Date: July 19, 2006
Format updated: W. Chen, Date: November 10, 2011