Overview of course
Bending of thin plates, pure bending
Plate subjected to bending, twisting
plates subjected todistributed load
Exact method solution
Combined bending and in-plane loading of a thin rectangular plate,
Energymethod for bending of thin plates.
Introduction to Unit 2
V-n diagram for the loads acting on the aircraft, factor of safety
Air loads,inertial loads
Landing gear loads
Basic concepts of shear, Bending,Torsion, compression in design.
Structural idealization, shear flow variation in idealized sections
Shear and bending moment distribution
Practice numericals- semi cantilever and other types of wings andfuselage
Stress analysis of aircraft components
Tension field web beams (Wagner’s) theory.
Revision of structural idealization
Theories of Failure introduction
Maximum principal stress theory
maximum shear stress theory,Maximum principal strain theory
Strain energy theory, Shear strainenergy theory
Matrix methods of structural analysis
Stiffness matrix for single elastic springs
Two spring case
Pin jointed framework
Application to statically indeterminate frame works
Stiffness matrix for a beam
Application to launch vehicle structures
Factors driving the structural configuration ofspacecraft.