This course is an introduction to analysis and design of aircraft structures. Course content includes design criteria, structural design concepts, loads and load paths, metallic and composite materials; static strength, buckling and crippling, durability and damage tolerance, practical design considerations, certification and repair. Analysis exercises and a design project are included to better involve students in the learning process.
- Structural design overview
- Aircraft loads
- Fiber-reinforced composites
- Material selection
- Design to static strength
- Mechanical joints
- Mechanics of thin-walled and built-up structure
- Design to buckling and stiffness requirements
- Component design concepts
- Design for damage tolerance
- Design for durability
- Certification of structure
- Continued airworthiness aging fleets
This course is designed for engineers, engineering managers, certification authorities and educators whose responsibilities include aircraft structures.
Early registration course fee: $2,495 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration course fee: $2,695 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.
U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.
Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
This course is available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.
Aircraft Design, Aircraft Structures
Classroom hours / CEUs
35 classroom hours
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AERO0100 Course Information and Outline