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Course unit
INP7079997, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
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 2
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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

Teacher in charge UGO GALVANETTO ING-IND/04

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 a.a. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 GALVANETTO UGO (Presidente)
ZACCARIOTTO MIRCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The exam course on aerospace structures of the BEng degree
Target skills and knowledge: Advanced topics in structural mechanics, in particular beams with thin walled cross sections and plates. The finite element method. Laminated composites. By the end of the course the student will understand the role played by the different structural elements of aerospace structures and will be able to evaluate strain and stress states in simple structural elements.
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.
Assessment criteria: The pass mark is awarded to students who have a correct approach to problem solving and theory. Full marks are given to students who solve perfectly all paper exercises and answer correctly to all theory questions.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Learning is based on attending the lectures, 72 hours, and subsequent study of the relevant books. Students often meet the lecturer at the specific times. Teaching is traditional with blackboard and chalk. Many examples are completely worked out in class.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Megson's book is well known in the world for aerospace structures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • THG Megson, Aircraft structures. amsterdam, Boston ...: Elsevier, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo