Aircraft Structural Analysis and Design 3 ENG3062
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course introduces the concepts in the design and analysis of aircraft structures. A practical insight into the techniques used to analyse large scale structures with emphasis on the terminology used in this industry is presented.
2 lectures per week
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Recommended Entry Requirements
80% Written Exam
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aims of this course are to:
■ explain typical terminology associated with aircraft structures;
■ provide practical insight into the assessment of structural behaviour using combinations of analytical, experimental and numerical techniques;
■ develop experimental skills for validation of predicted behaviour of structural members under load;
■ develop an appreciation for the design and sizing of aircraft structural configurations subject to various load combinations.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ discuss and compare aerospace structural design configurations using the appropriate terminology;
■ calculate the stress distribution in aircraft components with the aid of experimental tests;
■ validate test results using computer aided analysis;
■ design and size structural components under a complex loading system using data sheets and computer aided analysis;
■ design connections to transmit a complex load system.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.
Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.