aircraft_structures-intro

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EAS 4200 Aerospace Structures I Instructor: Raphael T. Haftka Guest instructor: Melih Papila
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2 Outline Þ Function of aircraft structures: General Þ Definitions Þ Semi-monocoque structures Þ Function of aircraft structures: Part specific Þ Skin Þ Ribs and frames Þ Spar Þ Stiffeners Þ Simplifications
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3 Conflict on Priorities !!!
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4 Airframe
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5 Function of Aircraft Structures: General ¾ The structures of most flight vehicles are thin walled structures (shells) ¾ Resists applied loads (Aerodynamic loads acting on the wing structure) ¾ Provides the aerodynamic shape ¾ Protects the contents from the environment
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6 Definitions… ¾ Primary structure: Þ A critical load-bearing structure on an aircraft. If this structure is severely damaged, the aircraft cannot fly. ¾ Secondary structure: Þ Structural elements mainly to provide enhanced aerodynamics. Fairings, for instance, are found where the wing meets the body or at various locations on the leading or trailing edge of the wing.
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course EAS 4200C taught by Professor Kim during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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