3.1.1 Introduction to Aircraft Structures

Course subject(s) Module 3. Aerospace Structures

Like many complex machines, aircraft are built up out of many different parts, each having their own distinct function within the complexity of the aircraft.

To get a good understanding of the structural elements of an aircraft, we will strip the aircraft bare from all its systems down to its pure structural skin and bones. A naked aircraft if you wish.

A distinction will be made between primary and secondary structures, detailing the difference between both.

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