A. Aircraft components design. B. Fatigue design of aircraft components. C. Damage tolerance design of aircraft components. D. Basic aircraft orientation.
Aircraft Components Design
A. An introduction to structural design concepts. B. Introduction to aircraft structure like wing, fuselage, floor structure Etc. C. Aircraft loads and its importance. D. Structural analysis methods – Static analysis methods
Fatigue design of aircraft components
A. History and development of fatigue regulations. B. Fatigue initiation. C. Fatigue loading. D. Fatigue strength-strength life representation (S-N curve) E. Kt and effect of kt on fatigue life. F. Low cycle fatigue and high cycle fatigue. G. Fatigue under spectrum loading. H. Aspects of fatigue life prediction (different methods) I. Cycle counting for fatigue life prediction. J. Factors influencing fatigue life. K. How to improve fatigue life. L. Worked out example.
Damage tolerance design of aircraft Components
A. Introduction to airframe damage tolerance. B. Safe life, fail safe and damage tolerance concepts. C. Crack growth modes and factors. D. Basics of fracture mechanics (LEFM, EPFM) and its applications. E. SIF and crack growth rate. F. Residual strength analysis. G. Inspection intervals / crack propagation scenarios. H. Sources of errors in life prediction. I. Practical application of damage tolerance analysis (example problems).
Basic Aircraft Orientation
The purpose of this course is to expose the engineer/student to different subsystems of aircraft. It will be explained about the construction of aircraft. Importance of aircraft systems and influence of each systems in the duration of flight. This course represents a typical modern civil aircraft. After this course, engineer or student is in a position to have a clear picture on complete overview. The course covers the following topics like.
A. Introduction to aircraft. B. Basic principles of aircraft. C. Structures. D. Fly by wire concept. E. Landing gear. F. Auxiliary power unit and engines and other systems.
2. Finite Element Method (FEM) and its application to engineering structures.
FEM and its application in engineering structures
The finite element method is an approach to solve any complex engineering structures with higher degree of structural redundancy. Students will be more exposed to problems related to aero-structures. This course gives special attention in simulating the structure more realistically using FEM and engineering softwares. In this course the important aspects of structural design are addressed. The course is as follows:
A. Idealization of structure more realistically in finite element modeling. B. Guiding principles for element selection and boundary conditions. C. Better understanding of the response of the structure for a given loading scenario. D. Developing finite element models for analysis of components. E. Solving fracture mechanics problems using Finite element analysis. F. Finite element analysis of airframe components like aircraft, rotorcraft and engine etc. G. Structural analysis methods like linear, non linear using FEM. H. Finite element analysis of structural joints I. Postprocessing techniques.
A project work will be given to the student at the end of the course. This will include hands on experience on all the stages of pre & post processing of the structural model. Verification of FEA response of the structure for a given set of loads & boundary conditions with Strength Of Material (SOM) calculations.
3. Automobile and Mechanical Engineering
Basics of automobile structures mainly Structural components for Example : - a and e pillar, reinforcement of pillar b, roof rail, lateral roof rail, nodes, bumper.
subframe side rails, cross member. Axles motor frame, rear axle, tie rods.
Basics of design concepts This course offers general principles on design. The course contents are failure theories, engineering data hand books etc.
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