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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE470
Subject Title Design of Aerospace Structures


Design considerations – codes and standards – aerospace materials and their properties – selection of materials – failure theories – design criteria – strength, stiffness, fatigue, damage tolerance – fail safe and safe life designs – design aspects typical aerospace structural constructions: monocoque, stiffened plate, isogrid, sandwich and laminated composites – weight control – design of pressurized systems – configuration, design calculations and checks applied to typical aerospace structures – structural connections and joints – fasteners – design project.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Shigley, J. E., Mischke, C., and Budynas, R., Mechanical Engineering Design, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill (2003).

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

3. Niu, M. C.Y., Airframe Structural Design, 2nd ed., Hongkong Conmilit Press Ltd. (2002).

4. Harvey, J. F., Theory and Design of Modern Pressure Vessels, 2nd ed., Van Nostrand (1974).