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
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 An ability to apply airframe and powerplant maintenance skills for the candidates to prepare for the EASA JAR 66 certification.
2 To learn the technical terms and concepts in order to communicate verbally and in writing about the maintenance procedures, reports and results.
3 An ability to apply of knowledge and skills in solving aircraft maintenance problems.
4 An ability to understand and apply fundamental sciences and forethoughts the facts and precautions (such as physics).
5 The knowledge of operating principles of aircraft, and fundamental principles of aircraft flight and maintenance.
6 A standard and widespread understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 Knowledge of the importance of the application of maintenance procedures correctly.
8 Knowledge of personal safety.
9 An ability to perform inspection techniques.

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