Scenario: You have been chosen to be on a team that will be selecting materials for use in an aircraft structure. Before selecting any type of material, you want to ensure that it meets the required specifications.
In this technical case analysis activity, do the following:
- Research a material that was incorporated into the design of an aircraft structure that did not meet expectations. Clearly describe the material and application, how the structure failed to meet the requirements, and under what conditions that material proved to be inadequate.
- How would you recommend correcting the above structural material failure?
- Would you reinforce or redesign the problem area, or choose a different type of material? Please be specific in your analysis.
Adhere to theand review the evaluation rubric below. Submit your document with a coversheet. Include your name, the name of aircraft or organization, course title, course number, semester and year, instructor’s name, and date of submission on the coversheet. Save your file using the following filenaming convention: asci429_ca2_lastname. You will submit this item using Turnitin’s anti-plagiarism software. Be sure that all material is your own or is properly cited.
View the videos below related to Module 3 learning objectives. These videos supplements the Module readings.
- Video Title: CATIA V5 FEM Rivet Joint Stress analysis
- Duration: 3:38
- YouTube User: amaka cena
- Date: Jun 1, 2014
- Video Title: How to design an aircraft – Detailed design – manufacturing of airfoil wing of an aircraft
- Duration: 4:55
- YouTube User: Sohaib Osman
- Date: Apr 02, 2014
- Video Title: How It’s Made – Stainless Steel
- Duration: 5:00
- YouTube User: TRR56
- Date: Sep 29, 2010
- Video Title: How It’s Made Aluminum
- YouTube User:
- Video Title: PVA TePla AG – Plasma Nitriding
- Duration: 6:45
- YouTube User: PVA TePla AG
- Date: Sept 24, 2013
Read the following in Aircraft Materials and Analysis (Siddiqui, 2014):
- Chapter 2 – Aircraft Material
- Chapter 6 – Aircraft Structure Riveted Joints and Pressure Vessels
- Chapter 7 – Heat Treatment of Aircraft Metals
Next, read the following:
- Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II – Readings – Reader Materials and Structures – Chapter 3 – Material types, pp. 37-45 (Links to an external site.) (External HTML Link)
- Introduction to Aerospace Materials – Chapter 3 – Materials and Requirements for Aerospace and Engines (Links to an external site.)(External HTML