Aircraft Structures and Materials 3 ENG3081
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course provides an introduction to aircraft structures and the materials used to construct them. In particular the following topic are covered:
■ hand methods of analysis for bending moments and deflections in inextensible continuous plane-frame structures;
■ calculation of geometric properties in complex section members;
■ assessment of bending and torsional stresses in complex sections;
■ concepts of shear flow and shear centre;
■ load distributions within single and multi-cell boxes;
■ elastic and plastic material behaviour;
■ fatigue and fracture problems in structural materials.
2 lectures per week
75% Final written exam
25% Online assessment of Teaching Block 1 (Moodle Quiz)
Main Assessment In: December
The aims of this course are to:
■ provide familiarity with important "hand methods" for structural analysis;
■ introduce concepts of shear flow and shear centre;
■ develop an understanding of the behaviour of structural materials under various load systems.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ produce shear force and bending moment diagrams for continuous frame structures;
■ calculate section properties for non-symmetric members;
■ calculate the loading distribution within single or multi-cell boxes;
■ calculate the fatigue life and inspection intervals for aircraft components.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination.
Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.
Students must complete the set exercise
Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates. Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.