Aircraft Structures and Materials

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BB9M38LKS Z,ZK 5 3P+1C Czech
Department of Measurement

The course is an introduction lecture for structure branch aerospace technologyavionics and air trafics. The course acquaints with fundamental types of aircraft structures, forces acting on the aircraft structures and aircraft materials. It further acquaints with functions of aircraft control surfaces. Philosophy of the safety, reliability, strength certification, and airworthiness as well as the aviation regulations is given.


No requirements.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. History and development of aeronautics.

2. Design philosophy and role of certification specifications.

3. Safety, reliability and airworthiness.

4. Loading of aircraft and load factor.

5. Manoeuvring loads. Manoeuvring envelope of load factor.

6. Gust load. Gust envelope and envelope of limit load factor.

7. Mass of aircraft, centre of gravity position, mass envelope.

8.Classification of aircraft. Fundamental parts and systems.

9. Fundamental parts of airframe, aircraft materials and loading distribution on the structure.

10. Wing construction.

11. Lift and drag devices.

12. Fuselage construction.

13. Empennage construction.

14. Undercarriage

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

The goal of the course is get to know and understand fundamentals of aircraft structures. It represents an understanding of philosophy of an aircraft structure design (types of structures, loads, structure limit states, ...) in relation to the safety, reliability and certifications required by the aviation regulations.

Study materials:

Slavík S.: Stavba letadel (učební texty), Vydavatelství ČVUT, 1997, ISBN 80-01-01671-4

Slavík S.: Drak a systémy, nouzové vybavení letounu (učební texty), Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2005, ISBN 80-7204-437-0

Mikula J.: Konstrukce a projektování letadel I, Vydavatelství ČVUT, 2004, ISBN 80-01-03073-3

Mikula J.: Konstrukce a projektování letadel II, Vydavatelství ČVUT, 2005

Raymer, P. R. Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, 3.vydání, Reston VA: AAIA, Inc.,1999, ISBN 1-56347-281-0

Torenbeek, E. Synthesis of Subsonic Aircraft Design, Delft: Delft University Press, 1982, ISBN 90-247-2724-3

Nyu, M.C.Y. Airframe Structural Design, 8. vydání, Hong Kong: CONMILIT PRESS LTD, 1995, ISBN 962-7128-04-X.

Further information:
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