AE1254 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES – I 3 1 0 100
To study different types of beams and columns subjected to various types of loading and support conditions with particular emphasis on aircraft structural components.
1. STATICALLY DETERMINATE STRUCTURES 10+3
Analysis of plane truss – Method of joints – 3 D Truss -
2. STATICALLY INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES 10+3
Composite beam - Clapeyron's Three Moment Equation - Moment Distribution Method.
3. ENERGY METHODS 10+4
Strain Energy due to axial, bending and Torsional loads - Castigliano's theorem - Maxwell's Reciprocal theorem, Unit load method - application to beams, trusses, frames, rings, etc.
4. COLUMNS 10+4
Columns with various end conditions – Euler’s Column curve – Rankine’s formula - Column with initial curvature - Eccentric loading – South well plot – Beam column.
5. FAILURE THEORY 5+1
Maximum Stress theory – Maximum Strain Theory – Maximum Shear Stress Theory – Distortion Theory – Maximum Strain energy theory – Application to aircraft Structural problems.
TOTAL : 60
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