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AE328 - Flight Structures I

Course Description

Statistically determinate and indeterminate structures; aerodynamics and inertia loads, load factors, stresses in beams, shear flow in thin webs, closed section box beams;deflection analysis of structural systems; introduction to buckling; application to wing and fuselage stress analysis; Rayleight-Ritz and introduction to the finite element method; elasticity of structures stress-strain relationships; vehicle materials; fatigue; strength-weight comparisons of materials; and sandwich construction including composite materials.


Semester Instructor(s)
AE328 - Spring 2007/2008
  • Dr. Hanafy M. Omar
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