Maneuver V-n Diagram
History of Aerospace Structures
Role and Layout of Structural Members
Structural Design Processes
Structural Design Requirements
Flight Maneuver Loads
Loads Due to Atmospheric Turbulence
Loading on Individual Airframe Components
Mechanical and Physical Property of Aerospace Materials
Toughness and Crack Growth Rate
Criteria and Selection of Material
4. Failure Analysis
Failure Criteria for Steady and Variable Loading
Cumulative Fatigue Damage
Repeated Load Data
5. Structural Instability
Buckling of Beams
Buckling of Simple, Curved and Stiffened Panels
Lightly Loaded Beams
Heavily Loaded Beams
Cutouts in Skin-Stringer Panels
7. Initial Sizing of Aerospace Structure Members
Box Beam of Lifting Surface
Ribs, Frames and Bulkheads
8. Structural Joints
Bolts and Screws
Welded And Adhesive Bond
The final grade will be calculated as follows:
Design Project (30%)
Final Exam (40%)
Related Web Sites
Material Selection Graph
There is no textbook published today which covers all of the needed items as we would like. Therefore, the topic material as presented in lecture constitutes the core of the course. In addition the following textbook can be used for the course
Michael C. Y. Niu, Airframe Structural Design: Practical Design Information and Data on Aircraft Structures, Conmilit Press Ltd, 1999.
Furthermore, these books serve as more permanent and referable material than class notes:
Denis Howe Aircraft Loading and Structural Layout, John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
Michael C. Y. Niu, Airframe Stress Analysis and Sizing, Conmilit Press Ltd, 2001.
T.H.G. Megson, Aircraft structures for engineering students, Edward Arnold, 1990.
Perry D. J., Azar, J. J., Aircraft Structures, McGraw-Hill, 1982.
Bruhn, Analysis & Design of Flight Vehicle Structures, Jacobs & Associates, Inc. 1973.
Ted L. Lomax, Structural Loads Analysis for Commercial Transport Aircraft: Theory and Practice, AIAA Education Series, 1996.