AAE 45300 - Matrix Methods In Aerospace Structures
Credit Hours: 3.00. Matrix algebra and its programming. Energy principles and finite element formulation method. Coordinate transformation and assemblage. Stiffness, mass, and incremental stiffness matrices for aircraft elements - bar, beam, and shear panel. Analysis and design of wing box and fuselage structures using simple computer programs (static and dynamic). Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.