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AER 621

Aerospace Structural Design

Aircraft structural integrity concepts and stress analysis methods. Fail-safe vs. safe-life design. Component life estimation. Load spectra, damage tolerance. Aerodynamic manoeuvre, gust, pressurization and landing loads. V-n diagrams. Wing design: stress analysis. Strength vs. stiffness. Torsional and bending divergence. Introduction to control reversal and flutter. Fuselage analysis. Effect of cutouts. Buckling of columns, thin plates and stiffened panels under a variety of loading conditions are examined. Lab work will entail the design of aircraft primary structure.
Weekly Contact: Lab:1 hr. Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

AER 404 and AER 504 and AER 507 and AER 520 and CMN 432 and ECN 801

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

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*List may not include courses that are on a common table shared between programs.

Aerospace