3.2.1 Introduction to Typical Aerospace Structural Concepts

Course subject(s) Module 3. Aerospace Structures

Aircraft and spacecraft are typically made using thin-walled shells as a result of their prime design requirement that the overall weight of the aircraft or spacecraft should be as low as possible.

In this section we introduce you to the reasons behind using thin-walled shells and their advantages.

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