Course detail: Aircraft Structural Loads: Criteria, Analysis, and Validation

This course provides an overview of aircraft structural external loads analysis including: criteria, design, analysis, fatigue, certification, validation, and testing. It covers CFR Part 25 airplane load requirements and the historical CFR Part 23 requirements which are the basis of the current ASTM standards. These concepts are applicable to many military structural requirements, UAV's, and other experimental or novel configuration aircraft.

Learning Objectives
  • Knowledge of 14 CFR Part 25 and CS25, CFR Part 23 loads requirements and some military requirements
  • How the structural loads are developed
  • How the loads group interacts with other groups
  • The various types of loads conditions-flight maneuvers, gust conditions, landing, ground handling, fatigue
  • The flight and ground testing requirements

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for practicing engineers and engineering managers whose responsibilities include aircraft Structures and Loads, either developing Loads, as a recipient of Loads data, or providing input data for Loads analysis.

Course preview webinar: eVTOL - Loads and Dynamics Criteria and Considerations

Course Fees
Early registration fee: $2,595 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration fee: $2,795 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline

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.

U.S. Federal Employee DiscountThis 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.

Certificate Track
This course is not part of a certificate track.

Classroom hours / CEUs
35 classroom hours
3.5 CEUs

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.

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Course Resources
AERO0650 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

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