1._Intro_Aircarft_Structures_-_Hw1

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Jose L. Palacios, Dept. of Aerospace Eng. AERSP 301 Fall 2009 Introduction to Introduction to Flight Vehicle Structures Flight Vehicle Structures The Pennsylvania State University Department of Aerospace Engineering August 2009 Jose L. Palacios

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Jose L. Palacios, Dept. of Aerospace Eng. Picture 12 Syllabus Syllabus Course Objectives •Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: •Identify design features of aerospace structures, and calculate load factors and margins of safety Analyze the behavior of thin-walled beams subjected to combine loads, including bending, torsion, and shear •Analyze the stability of structural elements and determine critical buckling loads Develop structural finite element models and use them to predict deformations and stresses under external loads Times and Locations M W F 9:05 am – 9:55 am, Room 220 Hammond Additional optional evening problem and exam review sessions will be scheduled Text Book Megson, T.H.G., Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students , 4th ed., Elsevier, 2007
Jose L. Palacios, Dept. of Aerospace Eng. Syllabus (Cont’d) - Tentative Introduction to Flight Vehicle Structures Aerospace Structures Design Concepts - Loads, structural members and roles, types of failure, damage tolerance, conservatism in design, margins of safety, stress reports Analysis of Aircraft Structures Review - Elasticity (stress, strain, plane stress, solutions, stress concentrations) - Structural materials (conservative eqn’s, temp. effects, failure, composites) - Extension and bending of beams; deflections and stresses Torsion and Shear of Thin-Walled Beams; Deflections and Stresses Work and Energy Principles Finite Element Analysis (Bars and Beams) Structural Stability and Buckling (intro to plate theory) Intro to Structural Vibration (If time allows) Homework 8 week-long assignments Participation Attendance, contributions to class Midterm I Time, Location TBD 25% Midterm II Time, Location TBD Final Exam Time, Location TBD

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Jose L. Palacios, Dept. of Aerospace Eng. Syllabus (Cont’d) - Tentative
Jose L. Palacios, Dept. of Aerospace Eng. Office Hours TA Office Hours TA Mike Thiel M Tu Th: 2:00 – 3:15 Somewhere in Hammond (TBD) Email: [email protected]

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Jose L. Palacios, Dept. of Aerospace Eng. Important Dates Important Dates Drop/add Period: August 24 - September 2 Late Drop Deadline: November 13 Withdrawal Deadline: December 11 Classes End: December 11 Final Exam: December 14 - 18
Jose L. Palacios, Dept. of Aerospace Eng. What does a structures engineer due? What does a structures engineer due? Example: Flap Actuator for Helicopter Vibration Control INVERCON LLC. – PSU

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Jose L. Palacios, Dept. of Aerospace Eng. Buckling Beam Actuators
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