Apr 19, 2024  
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AER 119 Aircraft Structures

Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
This course introduces aircraft airframes and associated appliances. Emphasis is placed on strength of materials, aircraft standards, type certificate data sheets, basic airframe construction, and weight and balance fundamentals. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze strength of materials data and apply their analysis to semi-monocoque, full-cantilever, and truss-type airframes.

Course is typically offered in Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Analyze strength of materials data and apply their analysis to semi-monocoque, full-cantilever, and truss-type airframes.
  2. Calculate weight and balance data.
  3. Detect unsafe structural components due to corrosion effects, structural damage tolerances, or improper maintenance.
  4. Explain aircraft records related to Type Certificate Data Sheet, Supplemental Type Certificates, FAA Form 337, and Logbook records.