Office Hours: Tue. , Thur. 10-10:50, or by appointment
Textbook: Megson, T.H.G., Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Fourth Edition, Elsevier, 2007.
Reference: Curtis, H.D., Fundamentals of Aircraft Structural Analysis, Irwin, 1997.
Allen, D.H. and Haisler, W.E., Introduction to Aerospace Structural Analysis, Wiley, 1985.
Donaldson, B.K., Analysis of Aircraft Structures – An Introduction, McGraw-Hill, 1993.
Catalog Description: AAE 463, 4 cr-hr (4-0)
design of aircraft emphasizing structural integrity under imposed s
The course objectives are to:
1) introduce stiffness and strength concepts of light-weight load-carrying structures;
2) understand s
3) study and evaluate methods, assumptions and approximations of structural analysis; and
4) gain insight of mission requirement effects on the design for structural integrity of light-weight vehicles.
The course deals with the design and analysis of
aeronautical structures. First, the flow
of boundary dynamic and s
Various methods of analysis are studied
thoroughly. However, the emphasis is not
on techniques but on concepts and comprehension. Hence, careful attention is paid to the
One of the methods applied in this course is the
Finite Element Method (FEM). There will
be a computer assignment, covering FEA (Finite Element Analysis) modelling,
Loads: Aerodynamic, thrust and inertial.
3-D elasticity. Stress and strain tensors.
Deformations. Stiffness and strength.
Local and global modes of failure.
Advanced beams: Bending and extension ; Torsion and shear.
Work and energy principles: Virtual work ; Potential energy ; Strain energy.
Approximate methods: Rayleigh-Ritz ; Galerkin ; FEM
GRADING ( !!! 2007 Due Dates !!! )
Homework problems - 25% (as assigned)
Midterm exam - 20% (Thur., 18 Oct.)
FEA project - 25% (Tue., 4 Dec.)
Final exam - 30% ( –, Wed., 12 Dec.)
Failure to receive a passing grade ($60%) in the homework components (problems & FEA) of the final grade will result in failing ("E") the course.
A=90%- ; BA=85%- ; B=80%- ; CB=75%- ; C=70%- ; DC=65%- ; D=60%-
Remember: You have to earn your grades. Consistent effort is essential, but grades are assigned for the level of accomplishment, not the degree of hard work.
ALL THE ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED UNTIL DUE DATE.
LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED