Undergraduate Courses

MAE 4513 Aerospace Structures

Description: Design and analysis of flight structures.  Topics from two and three-dimensional elasticity. Behavior of composite materials. Stress and deflection analysis of thin-skinned stiffened structures.  Introduction to the finite element method and its applicability in the design process. 

Textbook: Megson, T.H.G., Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students

MAE 3403 Computer Methods in Analysis and Design

Description: Application of linear algebra, numerical methods, statistics, and computer methods in the design, analysis, and simulation of mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems. 

Graduate Courses

MAE 5503 Mechanics of Advanced Composites for Structural Design

Descriptions: This course covers topics relevant to mechanics of composite structures and manufacturing and testing of composite laminates including stress-strain behaviors of composite lamina with different fiber path orientations, micromechanical models, classical lamination theory, maximum stress and Tsai-Wu failure criteria, thermal stress, moisture effect, and composite analysis program development.

Textbook:  Hyer, M. W., Stress Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials - Updated Edition, DEStech Publications, Inc., 2009

MAE 5933 Aeroelasticity

Descriptions: This course will cover fundamentals to solve some static and dynamic aeroelastic phenomena including divergence, control surface effectiveness, lift redistribution and flutter. Conventional and modern methods will be explained in this class to solve aeroelastic problems of typical sections, classical models, and recent innovative flight vehicles (TBW, X-56A, etc.).