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AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES

Subject Code IA Marks : 25

: 06AE56

No. of Lecture Hrs/Week Exam Hours : 03

: 04

Total no. of Lecture Hrs. Exam Marks : 100

: 52

PART - A

UNIT - 1 LOADS ON AIRCRAFT: Structural nomenclature-types of loads, load factor, aerodyna mic loads, symmetric manoeuvre loads and functions of structural components. 6 Hours UNIT - 2 MATERIALS FOR AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES: Metallic and non-metallic materials, Use of A luminium alloy, titanium, stainless steel and composite materials. Desirable properties for aircraft application. 6 Hours

UNIT - 3 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIAL: Stress Strain - Tensile properties Compression properties Shear properties Bearing properties Creep and Stress pro perties Fracture properties Fatigue properties. 6 Hours

UNIT - 4 STATICALLY DETERMINATE AND INTERDETERMINATE STRUCTURES: Analysis of plane truss

Method of joints 3 D Truss - Plane frames Composite beam Equation - Moment Distribution Method. 8 Hours

Clapeyron's Three Moment

PART - B

UNIT - 5 ENERGY METHODS: Strain Energy due to axial, bending and Torsional loads - Castig liano's theorem - Maxwell's Reciprocal theorem, Unit load method - application t o beams, trusses, frames, rings, etc. 6 Hours

UNIT - 6 COLUMNS: Columns with various end conditions Euler s Column curve Rankine s formula - Column with initial curvature - Eccentric loading South well plot Beam column. 6 Hours UNIT - 7 THEORY OF ELASTICITY: Concept of stress and strain, derivation of Equilibrium eq uations, strain-displacement relation, compatibility conditions and boundary con ditions. Plane stress and Plane strain problems in 2-D elasticity and Airy s Stres s function. 8 Hours

UNIT - 8 FAILURE THEORY: Maximum Stress theory Maximum Strain Theory Maximum Shear Stress Theory Distortion Theory Maximum Strain energy theory Application to aircraft S tructural problems. 6 Hours TEXT BOOKS: 1. Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Megson, T.M.G., Edward Ar nold, 1995. 2. Theory of Elasticity, Timoshenko and Godier Mc Graw Hill Co.

REFERENCE BOOKS: 1. Analysis of Aircraft Structures An Introduction, Donaldson, B.K., McGra

w-Hill, 1993. 2. Strength of Materials, Timoshenko, S., Vol. I and II, Princeton D. Von Nostrand Co, 1990.