Second cycle degree in AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester


Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9

Prerequisites: The exam course on aerospace structures of the BEng degree
Examination methods: Written test with two exercises and three theoretical questions to be concluded in three hours. Exercises and theory questions will be assessed separately and the student has to obtain at least the pass mark (18/30) in both parts of the test.
Course unit contents: Different types of aerospace structures, loads on aeronautical structures, airworthiness. Thin plates - Structural instability - Bending, shear and torsion of multi-cell thin walled structures - Classical laminate theory - Sandwich panels - dynamics of structures with vibrating base - launch induced excitation - main loads in orbitating satellites - buckling and post-buckling of plates, stiffened panels and thin walled beams - the finite element method, beam elements, plane elements, plate elements, 3d elements.