Aerospace Vehicles Structure


Course Description


The course is structured to provide a thorough understanding of the different design concerns, loads, and analysis techniques that are associated with light-weight air vehicle (aircraft, helicopters) and space vehicles (launch vehicles, spacecraft). The course builds upon a student ability to apply principles of mathematics, strength of materials, and structural mechanics to design and analyze aerospace structural components, assemblies and systems.



Students who successfully complete the course will demonstrate the following outcomes:

Become familiar with aerospace structures and the corresponding loading

An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

Explain the basic considerations of structural design

Design/specify a structural configuration using basic structural elements in order to meet specified need