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AER E 421: Advanced Flight Structures

(2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: AER E 321, MATH 266 or MATH 267
Analysis of indeterminate flight structures including finite element laboratory. Static analysis of complex structural components subject to thermal and aerodynamic loads. Analytical and finite element solutions for stresses and displacements of membrane, plane stress, plate structures. Buckling of beams, frames, and plate structures. Introduction to vibration of flight structures. Steady state and transient structural response using normal modal analysis.