ASD400 - Aircraft Structural Design

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Subject Title
Aircraft Structural Design

Subject Description
This course will introduce the student to the main design concepts applied to the major components of the aircraft structures (wings, tail units, fuselage, landing gears, etc.) with emphasis on the different types of loads encountered. <>Particular attention is paid to the airworthiness requirements given in the FAR and Aviation Safety regulations by Transport Canada.

Credit Status
A student may not continue in the Aviation Degree program if he/she does not obtain a minimum of 65% in this course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

The student will be able to:
1. Have a good understanding of the structural main design criteria of the major components of the airframe.

2. Have knowledge of the different types of loads acting on the aircraft structure and the load-carrying components.

3. Have knowledge about the choice of materials for major components of the aircraft structure in accordance with the aircraft type.

4. Have knowledge of the airworthiness requirements, regulations and specifications given in FAR & Aviation Safety Regulation of Transport Canada.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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