Aerospace Structures

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Aerospace Structures

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Aerospace Engineering, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MMAN2400; Exclusion: AERO3400, MECH3400

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course covers introductory and intermediate topics related to analysis and design of airframes:
    Aerospace Materials and their Properties:
    Lightweight Materials - Alloys and Composites
    Tensors - Stress, Strain, Invariants
    Failure Prediction
    Material Degradation - Fatigue, Corrosion, Wear
    Analysis of Composite Materials
    Classical Airframe Analysis:
    Airframe Loads
    Stressed Skin Design Philosophy
    Role of Airframe Components
    Thin-walled Approximation
    Structural Idealisation:
    Analysis of Indeterminate Trusses
    Bending, Shear and Torsion of Complex Beams
    Detailed Stressing - Joints and Cut-outs
    Structural Instability and Aeroelasticity
    Buckling of Columns and Plates
    Stiffened Panel Analysis and Design
    Aeroelasticity - Divergence, Control Reversal and Flutter

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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