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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE462
Subject Title Advanced Aerospace Structures


Description of essential features of aircraft, rocket and spacecraft structures – type of loads on flight structures – bending, shear and torsion of open and closed thin-walled beams – monocoque, stiffened plate, isogrid and sandwich constructions – idealization and stress analysis of typical aerospace structural components – pressurized structures – stress discontinuities – effects of cut-outs – effects of boundary conditions in open and closed section beams – structural fatigue.

Text Books

1. Megson, T. H. G., Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, 4th ed., Butterworth-Heinemann (2007).


1. Timoshenko, S. P. and Goodier, J. N., Theory of Elasticity, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill (1970).

2. Timoshenko, S. P. and Woinowsky-Krieger, S., Theory of Plates and Shells, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill (1964).

3. Bruhn, E. F., Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures, 2nd ed., Jacobs Publishing Inc. (1973).