Course description :
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! What you will 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
TU Delft : Delft University of Technology (largest and oldest Dutch public technological university)
Starts on April 9, 2019
Language : English
Platform : edX
Length : 7 weeks
Effort : 4 to 6 hours per week
Price : free, possibility to add a verified Certificate for $50 USD – financial assistance may be available, more information on edX help center.
For those who don’t subscribe to the verified Certificate and want to access to the course material after the end of the coure, I recommend to save files and links, as the access may be restricted.
Prerequisites : Basic knowledge of Physics (concepts of forces and moments, springs and temperature) and some familiarity with aircraft and spacecraft terminology: (e.g. wing, fuselage, tail plane, rocket, launcher).
Trailer : https://youtu.be/lGjtqxOgHf0
Clic here to access to my review of this Mooc, 2018.