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Courses / Modules / SESA6077 Aeroelasticity


When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Andrea Da Ronch
Academic year

Module overview

This module concerns structural dynamics and aeroelastic phenomena that can result in dangerous static and dynamic deformations and instabilities, particularly relevant in the design of modern aircraft and space vehicles. It builds on basic knowledge on free vibration modes of aircraft structures, continuous and multi-degrees of freedom systems, and variational principles in dynamics, introducing students to the concepts and tools used in unsteady aerodynamics. It is intended that the student will become familiar with the important issues and philosophies associated with aeroelastic stability and response, will become conversant in the terminology of aero-servo-elasticity, and will achieve a working understanding of these issues applied to various aeronautical systems. Finally, the student will acquire a solid knowledge and practical skills using professional software tools currently adopted by large aerospace industries.

Pre-requisite module/s: Students who have joined Southampton should possess equivalent knowledge of SESA2022 and SESA3026

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: SESA2022 AND SESA3026