Singapore University of Social Sciences

Airframe Structures and Applications

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This course focuses on a study of aircraft wood, dope, fabric, sheet metal, welding theory and methods of fabrication. (FAR Part 65.)

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Metallic Aircraft Structures
  • Nonmetallic Aircraft Structures
  • Assembly and Rigging
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Systems
  • Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
  • Airframe Structures and Applications: Tying It All Together

Learning Outcome

  • Understand and describe the basic fixed wing and rotor-wing structures and aerodynamics, including operation and performance.
  • Understand and describe the different types of sheet-metal, non-ferrous materials and structures in aircraft design and construction.
  • Understand and apply the techniques for sheet metal maintenance and repair, layout, forming, repairs, and structural fasteners.
  • Understand and be able to choose the various tools and procedures required for aircraft sheet metal repair and welding.
  • Understand and describe the techniques for repairing; fabric used in aircraft coverings, wood structures, composites, and plastics.
  • Understand and describe aircraft/helicopter controls, flight assembly and rigging systems.
  • Understand and apply the steps involved in painting and finishing an aircraft structure.
  • Understand and describe the aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and power systems.
  • Understand and describe the workings of aircraft landing gear systems, brakes, tires, and tubes.
  • Understand and use Aircraft Inspections-43.13 Appendix D and recommended procedures relating to preflight-major-annuals servicing, 337 Alterations and Repairs, maintenance, and documentation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AC 43.13 Appendix D, and Form 337 Alternations and Repairs procedures.
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