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Aircraft structures ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: R Jones

Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: Review of airframe terminology and basic structural elements Loading on wings and fuselage. Structural idealisation. Principles of stressed skin construction. Torsion of single and multi-cell thin-walled sections. Bending and shear flow in open and closed thin-walled beams. Stress analysis of aircraft components. Torsional buckling of aircraft components. Analysis of composite airframe structures: load distribution, stacking sequence, localised effects. Design of composite airframes.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours ): 80% + Assignments and laboratory work: 20%

Contact Hours: 22 lectures, 8 practice class hours and 14 laboratory hours

Prerequisites: MEC3408 and MEC4446