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Aeroelasticity is concerned with the consequences and trade-offs created by interactions between aerodynamic forces and structural deformation. This objective of this course is to introduce the theoretical and experimental foundations of aeroelasticity. Tools to analyze the following problems will be presented: static aeroelastic problems; control effectiveness; lift effectiveness; divergence. Dynamic aeroelasticity; flutter and vibration.


1.Familiarization with aerodynamic effects on flexible aircraft.

2.Assess the underlying assumptions in the aeroelastic analysis of fixed wing and rotary wing aerospace vehicles/systems.

3.Derivation and analysis of static and dynamic aeroelastic problems from governing equations of motion.

4.Determination of stability boundaries and onset of nonlinear aeroelastic phenomena.

5.To introduce design concepts used to integrate structural topology with materials to develop light-weight structures.


▪Aircraft Aeroelastic Analysis and Design, Terrence A. Weisshaar, 1995

▪Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, J. Wright and J. Cooper, Wiley, 2015