Aircraft Structures (APM301) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Aircraft Structures APM301 3 2 0 4 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Erk İNGER
  • Research Assistant Heyecan Utke Koyuncuoğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Understanding of the fundamentals of structural analysis and emphasizes applications to aircraft structures.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The skills of understanding, explaining and using the fundamental concepts of using in aircraft structure
  • To develop students` basic knowledge of maintenance and repairment of aircraft in material selection.
  • To develop understanding of aircraft structure assembly and maintenance methods.
  • To enhance students` ability and motivation to solve unsolved problems in various aircraft material failures.
Course Content Airworthiness requirements, structural classification, fail safe life damage tolerance concepts, zonal and station identification systems, stress-strain, bending, compression, shear, torsion, tension, hoop stress fatigue, drains and ventilation provisions, system installation provisions, structure assembly techniques: riveting, bolting, bonding,

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Airworthiness requirements for structural strength
2 Structural classification, primary, secondary and tertiary
3 Fail safe, safe life, damage tolerance concepts;
4 Zonal and station identification systems;
5 Stress, strain, bending, compression, shear, torsion, tension, hoop stress, fatigue
6 Stress, strain, bending, compression, shear, torsion, tension, hoop stress, fatigue
7 Stress, strain, bending, compression, shear, torsion, tension, hoop stress, fatigue
8 Midterm Exam
9 Drains and ventilation provisions
10 System installation provisions
11 Structure assembly techniques: riveting, bolting, bonding
12 Structure assembly techniques: riveting, bolting, bonding
13 Surface cleaning
14 Airwothines, Airframe Loads , Fatique
15 Airwothines, Airframe Loads , Fatique
16 Finam Exam


Course Book 1. Aircraft Structures (Dover Books) by David J. Peery
2. Module 6, Official Journal of the European Union

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to know and apply basic concepts of mathematics and physics. X
2 Ability to know and apply basic electricity and electronic circuits concepts theoretically and practically.
3 Ability to know computer structure, its data buses, and analog/ digital instruments of aircraft thoroughly.
4 Ability to know materials and hardware of aircraft and use this knowledge in maintenance. X
5 Ability to install, troubleshoot, remove and replace, and test the full spectrum of avionics equipment. X
6 Ability to know and apply the standarts of maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft electrical and electronic systems and components .
7 Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern maintenance tools necessary for avionic maintenance practice.
8 Ability to work on multidisciplinary teams and have a skill of individual working.
9 Ability to communicate effectively in both English and Turkish in oral and written forms. X
10 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; an ability to use information-seeking tools and to follow the improvements in science and technology. X
11 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 48