Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials

MOOC
Language
English
Duration
11 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
How aerospace structures are designed and why particular choices are made
Which materials are used and the reasons for using them
How to explain loads and stresses aerospace structures have to withstand
How aircraft and spacecraft are manufactured
The safety philosophies that are used in aerospace structural design and how they affect design choices
How to create preliminary design solutions for structural design problems
About the course

How do you design an aircraft or spacecraft? And in doing so, how do you keep the risk of failure minimal while bearing in mind that they will eventually fail?

In this course you will be taken on a journey through the structural and material design of aircraft. You will see and understand how aircraft and spacecraft are manufactured, and learn how safety is enshrined at every stage.

Experts from the Aerospace Structures and Materials Department of Delft University of Technology will help you explore and analyze the mechanical properties of materials; learning about manufacturing techniques, fatigue, loads and stresses, design considerations and more - all the scientific and engineering principles that structural and materials engineers face on a daily basis. By the end of the course, you will have learned to think like they do!

Join us for an exciting learning experience that includes experiments; some of which you can do by yourself at home, online lectures, quizzes, and design assignments.

Program
Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials
Explore the structural and material design of aircraft and spacecraft from the viewpoint of an aerospace engineer.
Lecturers
Jos Sinke
Jos Sinke
Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Delft University of Technology
Calvin Rans
Calvin Rans
Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Delft University of Technology
Gillian Saunders-Smits
Gillian Saunders-Smits
Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering Delft University of Technology
René Alderliesten
René Alderliesten
Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering Delft University of Technology
Julie Teuwen
Julie Teuwen
Assistant Professor Aerospace Engineering Delft University of Technology
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