Module Title:Mechanics of Materials 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught by Lectures, Tutorials & Practical Tasks.
Module Aim: The student will be able to compute standard structural calculations and describe standard structural practices related to aviation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the general design concepts of an aircraft structure
LO2 Calculate minimum beam sizes from shear and bending moment calculations.
LO3 Predict the behaviour and/or failure of mechanical systems subjected to loads.
LO4 Apply software applications to predict the behaviour of mechanical systems subjected to loads.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Airframe Structures - General Concepts
Airworthiness requirements for structural strength; Structural classification, primary, secondary and tertiary; Fail safe, safe life, damage tolerance concepts; Zonal and station identification systems; fatigue; Drains and ventilation provisions; System installation provisions; Construction methods of: stressed skin fuselage, formers, stringers, longerons, bulkheads, frames, doublers, struts, ties, beams, floor structures, reinforcement, methods of skinning, anti-corrosive protection, wing, empennage and engine attachments; Structure assembly techniques: bonding; Methods of surface protection, such as chromating, anodising, painting; Surface cleaning; Airframe symmetry: methods of alignment and symmetry checks
Airframe Structures - Aeroplanes
Fuselage (ATA 52/53/56): Construction and pressurisation sealing; Wing, stabiliser, pylon and undercarriage attachments; Seat installation and cargo loading system; Doors and emergency exits: construction, mechanisms, operation and safety devices; Windows and windscreen construction and mechanisms Wings (ATA 57) Construction; Fuel storage; Landing gear, pylon, control surface and high lift/drag attachments Stabilisers (ATA 55) Construction; Control surface attachment Flight Control Surfaces (ATA 55/57) Construction and attachment; Balancing - mass and aerodynamic Nacelles/Pylons (ATA 54) Nacelles/Pylons: - Construction; - Firewalls; - Engine mounts
Simply supported, cantilver, Shear Force and Bending Moment diagrams, Section properties, Section modulus, selection of beams.
Deflection of Beams
Double integral method, Macaulay’s Method.
Cylinders (Thin Walled and Thick Walled)
Hoop stress, axial stress, Lamé’s theorm.
Truss analysis:
Method of Joints review and Method of Sections.
Slender Columns
Euler theory for slender columns, buckling for pin ended and or fixed ended
Numerical Methods
Simpsons method, Trapezoidal method.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment80.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination A short examination that may be administered through the college VLE. 1 10.00 Week 5
Written Report Students will the asked to make a report based on some numerical analysis of a structural problem. 2,3,4 35.00 Week 7
Examination An in class test. 1,2,3 35.00 Week 10
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Each student will complete a range of practical tasks, administered during term time. 1,2,3 20.00 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEAER_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Engineering 5 Mandatory