T&E 4116 RW Loads and Vibration Testing

Course Description

This course is offered once per year on-campus. The course is designed to provide an extensive review of vehicle structures and then loads and vibration testing takes the student from basic properties of materials through advanced instrumentation methods for determining vibration frequencies. Industry standards for determining loads limits and vibration analysis are addressed as well as possible ways for obtaining required data in a limited amount of flight time. A study of the instrumentation installation on an NTPS aircraft enhances the students’ knowledge of the correct test methods for in-flight loads and vibration determination.

Anticipated Course Learning Outcomes

Be familiar with