MEng Aerospace Engineering
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Structures 3 (Aerospace)
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Division (L5)|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This advanced undergraduate unit on Aerospace Structures 3 covers the fundamental concepts required to analyse and design aerospace structures and is an essential part of the undergraduate Aerospace Engineering programme.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Structures 2 (Aerospace)||MACE21211||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
Building on the students’ existing understanding of the subject of structural and stress analysis of aerospace structures, this unit delivers advanced undergraduate topics such as theory of elasticity, linear elastic fracture mechanics, fatigue failure and analysis, classical plate theory, and composite laminate theory, with an emphasis of aerospace applications and problem-solving.
The aims of this unit are:
To provide a thorough understanding of the behaviour of aircraft structures subject to typical in service loading conditions , and the role of stress analysis on preventing structural failure.
To develop critical thinking and theoretical skills to analyse the stresses/strains in aircraft structural components, and predict/avoid failure of components made of isotropic and orthotropic materials
Exam - via script viewing
Individual feedback is provided two weeks after the submission. The ideal solutions together with common mistakes are provided on Blackboard
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||1|
|Independent study hours|
|Kali-Babu Katnam||Unit coordinator|