Course detail: Aircraft Structures: Analysis and Design

This course provides an introduction to the 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
  • Metals
  • 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
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for engineers, engineering managers, certification authorities and educators whose responsibilities include aircraft structures.

Course preview webinar: Sobering Stories of Aircraft Structural Inadequacy

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.

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.

Certificate Track
Aircraft Design, Aircraft Structures

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
AERO0100 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

 Session Information: PA25110F

Schedule: This course meets October 14 - 18, 2024. Class times are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Times: 08:00am-04:00pm CDT
Early registration for a 5-day class : $2595.00

Session Resources
Orlando Aerospace Short Course Event Information - Lodging, Event Schedule, Transportation, etc.


Note: Students enrolled in this course will receive electronic copies of the course materials prior to the start of the course (notebooks, textbooks, etc.) as included in their course registration fee. To access these materials, students will need to bring a computer or other electronic device with PDF-viewing capabilities with them to class each day. Internet access and power supply will be provided on site. If you require learning accommodations contact us at and we will work with you on an accessible solution.


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Mark S. Ewing

Facility Detail

Renaissance Orlando Resort (Formerly the B Resort)
1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, FL 32830

Facility Resources
Orlando Venue Lodging & Transportation Details

Renaissance Orlando Resort (Formerly the B Resort)

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $250.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 5 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.