Swansea University

Airframe Structures


Iowa State Course Substitution

Flight Structures Analysis

AER E 321

Course Info

International Credits: 10.0
Converted Credits: 3.0
Semester: spring
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:
This module covers the fundamentals of linear elasticity and the stress analysis of the thin-walled structural components which are commonly employed in the design of modern wings and fuselages. In particular, the bending, shearing and twisting of thin-walled beams with open, closed or multi-cell cross-sections is studied in detail. The stiffening effect of stringers is investigated. Taper and end constraints are discussed. Numerous examples demonstrate the application of the theory. The module teaches the analytical skills, but also develops the students' feeling for thin-walled structures.


Evaluation Date:
August 8, 2016
Partha Sarkar
AER E 321 (Flight Structures Analysis) is an appropriate substitute for EG 294 (Airframe Structures). The transfer course covers all the fundamentals that are covered in AER E 321. It uses the same textbook (by Megson) as prescribed for AER E 321. The stress analysis by Finite Element Method is equivalent to the matrix method of structural analysis taught in AER E 321.