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# Aerospace Structures, 2016

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Autores: Enrique Barbero Pozuelo, Carlos Santiuste Romero, José Fernández Sáez
The course on Aerospace Structures gives an overview of the analysis and calculus of lightweight structures. This course is dealing with structural design and stress analysis of thin-walled beams, plates and composite estructures.

ENRIQUE BARBERO POZUELO
CARLOS SANTIUSTE ROMERO
JOSÉ FERNÁNDEZ SÁEZ

Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis

Area:
Aerospace Engineering

Degree:
Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering

December, 2016

Boeing 787, fuselage detail, via [ Wikimedia ]

Lecture hours: 48 h
Learning total time: 170 h

#### PRERREQUISITES AND RECOMMENDED PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE

Physics I, Introduction to Mechanics of Flight, and Introduction to Structural Analysis.

We recommend knowledge of: Resultant forces, Center of mass, Moment of inertia, Equilibrium of rigid bodies, Algebraic and differential operations with vectors and scalars, Concept of stress and strain, Constitutive equations,Calculus of internal forces, Stresses in cross-sections, Displacement in beams.

#### GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SUBJECT

The course on Aerospace Structures gives an overview of the analysis and calculus of lightweight structures. This course is dealing with structural design and stress analysis of thin-walled beams, plates and composite estructures.

#### OBJETIVES: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Knowledge of the basic tools for the calculation of thin-walled beams, that provide to the student the ability to design structural components of the aerospace industry.

Acquisition of the technological knowledge needed to calculate bidimensional structural elements used in aerospace structures.

Knowledge of the basics of the design of structures made of composite materials, including composite laminates and sandwich structures, which are widely used in aerospace industry.

Ability to use specific software to analyse, design and calculation of structural elements, developing a critical awareness.

#### TEACHING MATERIAL

Slides and a brief summary of the topics covered by the course syllabus, as well as a selection of exercises are included.

#### ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES OR PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS

A selection of exercises with its corresponding solutions, related to the concepts developed in the course are included.

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