17353 - Laboratory of Aeronautical Structures

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student gains knowledge about numerical methods for structural analysis, with particular reference to FEM (Finite Elements Methods), non-destructive tests and experimental tests.

Course contents

Introduction to numerical methods for structural analysis.

Finite Elements Methods: general introduction and main applications.

Practical examples on the use of FEM for aeronautical components.

Examples of topological optimization of structural components.


Slides and lecture notes

Teaching methods

Theory and Hands-On Lectures.

Students will work in small teams to a design/optimization problem for aeronautical structural components.

Assessment methods

Technical report and live presentation of the assigned project development.

Teaching tools

CAD software in Computer Lab

FEM software in Computer Lab

Topological Optimization software in Computer Lab

Office hours

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