AE403E - Mechanics of materials

AE403E - Mechanics of materials


General objective:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:
-identify and describe different charges applied to a cell;
-define and describe basic concepts of material resistance (beam model, constraints calculation, dimensioning of simple structures, buckling);
-quote and describe a general structure of different parts of a cell, explain the reasons that conducted to this particular design;
-quote and describe materials used in aeronautical construction (their properties, specificities and choice criteria);
-describe and explain differences between failure modes in statics and fatigue, know their respective mechanisms, make simple calculation of fatigue damage.

Detailed objectives:

At the end of the course the student will be able to :
- calculate the stress and the strain due to traction/compression, bending moment, transverse force and torsion torque for beams under simplified loading.
- calculate the stress in structural joints joints


  • Lecture : 20h

Form of assessment

Total assessment hours: 2

In brief

ECTS credits : cf Teaching Unit

Number of hours 22



  • Toulouse