AE693A: Aircraft Structural Integrity

Course Instructor
Dr. Prakash D Mangalgiri
Course Description


This is an application-oriented course to impart basic and essential aspects of engineering knowledge required for assessing and ensuring safety of aircraft structures over entire lifetime. Both metallic and composite structures would be addressed. Design philosophies of safe-life, fail-safe and damage-tolerant design will be addressed. This would involve elements of various subjects, such as, mechanics of materials, fatigue and corrosion of metals, fracture mechanics, and damage behavior of composites as well as elementary statistics.