Bolted Joint Analysis
This course will focus on the design and analysis of bolted joints. Both classical hand calculations and finite element based approaches will be described and compared. Practical subjects such as vibration loosening, preload determination and variation, anti-rotation features, and inserts will be discussed with industry standard recommendations for successful implementation.
Plastic Bending and Ultimate Analysis
This course will review the concepts of plastic bending and plastic torsion and their application in determining ultimate strength capability. The integration of these concepts with linear finite element modeling and load interaction failure criteria will be covered with real world examples and software tools in both Mathcad and Excel/VBA.
Aerospace Casting Analysis and Design
The design and analysis of castings for aerospace applications will be covered in detail. Lessons learned and recommendations for the successful design of light weight, highly stressed components will be described. Casting factors, FAA requirements, and non-destructive testing methods, fatigue, material properties, and modeling methods will be covered.
Material Selection for Aerospace Applications
A review of typical aerospace metallic materials will be covered with emphasis on proper selection for application, availability, manufacturing, and strength. Material allowables and acceptable material data sources will be described and supplied to the student. Topics covered will include corrosion, high temperature applications, coatings, material compatibility, thermal mismatches, fatigue, fracture mechanics, and stress corrosion cracking.