Aircraft Design Approaches
Students will understand and be able to apply industry philosophies and critical criteria that drive the design and govern the certification of aircraft structures.
Analysis of Aircraft Structural Elements
Students will be able to analyze the in-plane (compression, shear, stability) and out-of-plane (bending, torsion, transverse shear) behavior (stresses, deflections, margins of safety) of structural elements (beams, columns, thin plates, open and closed sections, etc.) prevalent in aircraft.
Certification of Aircraft Structures
Students will understand important issues required for certification of aircraft structures (regulations, loads, fatigue, damage tolerance).