Distance - Advanced Engineering Structures (16-Mec-B9)

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Course Description:

16-Mec-B9 Advanced Engineering Structures
Materials and mechanics issues. Constitutive models for macroscale representation of the material response to mechanical load, temperature changes, electric field, etc. High and low temperature problems. Strength theories for triaxial cases, stress concentration, fatigue analysis and endurance limit, plastic behaviour, residual stresses, creep and stress relaxation. Fatigue and crack propagation. Design and analysis of structures: torsion of shells and box beams. Bending of thin-walled beams with open and closed sections. Flexural axis, shear lag, effects of stringers and booms. Pressure cabin problems, introduction to dynamic loading, normal modes, response to gust and landing loads. Aeroelastic effects, flutter and divergence.
Recommended Text(s):
Prime Text:
  • Dowling, Norman E., Mechanical Behavior of Materials, latest edition. Prentice Hall.
  • Megson, T.H.G., Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, latest edition. Butterworth-Heinemann.
Supplementary Texts:
  • LeMaitre, J., Handbook of Materials Behavior Models. 3 vol. Set. Elsevier.
  • Bruhn, E.F., Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures. Jacobs Pub.
  • Reddy, J.N., Mechanics of Laminated composite Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis, latest edition. CRC Press.
  • Dutton, Stuart, Donald Kelly, and Alan A. Baker (Editors), Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures, latest edition. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics.
*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.
Find out more information about the Distance courses and exam preparation here.

The distance education program works as follows:

  • Each course is 8-12 weeks in duration.
  • You will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material via the internet.  In addition, you will receive practice problems and assignments very similar to the associations' past exams.
  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week. The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions answered as well. A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature.
  • Each set of assignments must be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed assignment will be marked and returned by your instructor.
  • Upon completion of the assignments, you will be sent a final exam. It is recommended that you try to simulate the actual exam conditions (i.e., no aids and a time limit) when writing it. You will then submit this final exam for review and marking. 
  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and assignments.  Please remember that each course has 8-12 weeks duration and set dates for assignments to be submitted and a set date to submit the final exam. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.
Technical Exam Preparation Program –Distance Education (via the Internet)


Global Innovative Campus “GIC-Canada” offers technical exam preparation courses for the following association examinations:

Our courses syllabi are based on the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) - Engineers Canada curriculum. Each course is an interactive program that you can complete over the internet right from your computer, with the option of two-way live video or audio. (minimum system requirements needed)


We offer P. Eng. Exam Preparation services:

  1. Technical P.Eng. exams preparation (Distance Education)

  2. Record of Experience, resume and Interview documentation Preparation

  3. NPPE - National Professional Practice Exam preparation

  4. Interview preparation

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This Distance Education course is scheduled to start on the specified date.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@gic-edu.com or click here  to submit an online request.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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