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degree courses
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School of Engineering
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Course unit
AEROSPACE STRUCTURES LABORATORY
INL1001562, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
IN0526, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination AEROSPACE STRUCTURES LABORATORY
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MIRCO ZACCARIOTTO ING-IND/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/04 Aerospace construction and installation 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Finite Element theory presented to students in the course "Costruzioni e Strutture Aerospaziali 2" ("Design of Aerospace Structures 2").
Target skills and knowledge: Learning how to use a professional finite element code and capabilty to critically review the FEM analysis results.
Examination methods: tests during the course (1/3 of final score) and final short study of a proposed structural problem (2/3 of final score).
Assessment criteria: Ability to use the solver and the pre-processor.
Understanding of the key assumptions used in the development of a FEM model.
Ability to critically discuss the results obtained by numerical models.
Course unit contents: This Lab course is linked to the Finite Element theory presented to students in the course "Costruzioni e Strutture Aerospaziali 2". After a few introductory lectures on how to use the available software (NASTRAN and PATRAN as pre-processor), several simple academic structural examples will be presented to students, followed by the presentation of structural cases of growing complexity that students will have to study.
The analyses studied will be: static, normal & complex modes, buckling, random analysis, shock response evaluation, non-linear static and transient problems (the contact phenomena will be included). Will be performed experimental activities on buckling phenomena.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Simple academic structural examples will be presented to students, followed by the presentation of structural cases of growing complexity that students will have to study.
Some finite element models of buckling problems will be prepared and the results will be compared with the experimental ones.
Four individual exercices will be prepared by the students during the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes provided by lecturer.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Robert D. Cook, David S. Malkus, Michael E. Plesha, and Robert J. Witt, Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis. --: Wiley, --. 4th Edition
  • Klaus-Jurgen Bathe, Finite element procedures. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, --. Cerca nel catalogo