Aircraft Structures

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Code Completion Credits Range
W22O002 ZK 3P+1C
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Department of Aerospace Engineering

Stages of the airplane development and design problems in connection with aviation regulations (safety, reliability). Generation of technical information a their transfer, technology of airframes assembling. Weights and their classification, mass characteristics. Analysis of structure limiting states caused by feedback properties of elastic structures (Aeroelasticity) and by fatigue failures. Take-off and landing characteristics. Wing and empennage structures with regarding to aerodynamic and flight qualities. Fuselage structure with respect to pay and other useful spaces. Automatics and controls systems. Travelling and energy absorbing characteristics of undercarriages. Economic aspects of the aircraft production.


Graduate a subject familiarizing with essntial of aircraft structures.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Stages of aeroplane development

2. Design philosophy and aviation regulations

3. Generation and transfer of shape information

4. Airframe assembling

5. Weights and mass characteristics. Centres of gravity.

6. Aeroelasticity

7. Fatigue failures of aircraft structures.

8. Take-off and landing characteristics.

9. Influence of wing arrangements and geometry on aerodynamic characteristics and flight qualities

10. Fuselage design requirements and useful spaces

11. Empennages - stability and controls

12. Automatics and control systems

13. Undercarriages -absorbing of energy and travelling characteristics

14. Budgets and costs.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Individual project

Study Objective:
Study materials:

Mikula J.: Konstrukce a projektování letadel I, skripta České vysoké učení technické v Praze, vydavatelstí ČVUT Praha 2004, ISBN 80-01-03073-3

Mikula J.: Konstrukce a projektování letadel II, skripta České vysoké učení technické v Praze, vydavatelstí ČVUT Praha 2005, ISBN 80-01-03338-4

Torenbeek E.: Synthesis of Subsonic Airplane Design, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Delft 1982, ISBN 90-247-2724-3

Currey N. S.: Aircraft Landing Gear Design: Principles and Practices, AIAA Education Series, Washington 1988, ISBN 0930403-41-X

Raymer D. P.: Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, AIAA Education Series, Washington 1989, ISBN 0-930403-51-7

Roskam J.: Airplane Design PART III - Layout Design of Cockpit, Fuselage, Wing and Empennage: Cutaways and Inboard Profiles, The University of Kansas, 1989

Roskam J.: Airplane Design PART IV - Layout Design of Landing, Gear and Systems, Wing and Empennage: Cutaways and Inboard Profiles, The University of Kansa, 1989

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