15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module covers the area of engineering related to aeroelasticity and safety by means of analytical techniques and study cases. The students will develop a fundamental knowledge of aeroelasticity and its implications for aircraft design and operation and evaluate aircraft loading; be able to analyse different manoeuvres using heave/pitch aircraft models; and be able to calculate internal loads in different manoeuvres. The course will provide students with an understanding of aeroelastic phenomena including flutter and divergence. This course provides the methodology and techniques for prediction/detection of a number of aeroelastic effects.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to Level 7 or above students registered on a programme in the Faculty of Engineering.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam

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