Academic Catalog


Course Code: 3840362
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 5,5
Department: Aerospace Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 3840361
Set 2: 3650434
One of the sets above should be completed before taking ASE362 AEROSPACE STRUCTURES .

Course Content

Main structural elements in aircraft. Loads on aircraft. V-N diagrams. Failure theories. Energy methods. Analysis of open and closed section stiffened box beams and torque boxes. Bending of unsymmetrical sections. Structural analysis of aircraft sub-structures: ribs, frames, wing box sections with cut-outs. Elastic stability: Column buckling, buckling of flat and curved panels, buckling analysis of stiffened closed section box beams, post-buckling behavior of stiffened flat and curved panels.