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AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE

Flt Lt TNP De Silva


Bsc (Aero Eng/Def)!ig"er Di# in Ele
STRUCTURE
AS PER THE CONSTRUCTION AS PER THE IMPORTANCE
Box truss structure
Monocoque shell
Semi-monocoque
Primar !Class I" Structure
Secon#ar !Class II" Structure
Tertiar !Class III" Structure
AS PER THE CONSTRUCTION
Box truss structure
Monocoque shell
Semi-monocoque
AS PER THE IMPORTANCE
Primary Class I! Structure

"Items o# structure $hose #ailure $ill %irectly lea%
to
- Structural Colla&se
- 'oss o# (li)ht Control
- (ailure o# Moti*e Po$er
- +nintentional O&eration o# , #ailure to o&erate
any ser*ices or equi&ment essential to
the sa#ety or o&erational #unction o# the aircra#t
- In-ury to any occu&ant .
- Im&lies a stresse%,loa% /earin) mem/er
Secon%ary Class II! Structure

"A stresse% &art not #allin) into the class I.
- Inclu%es mem/ers $hose loa%s are
share% /y /ac0u& or auxiliary mem/ers
Tertiary Class III! Structure

"+nstresse% or 'i)htly stresse% &arts not
/elon)in) to Class I 1 II.
(REE2OMS O( MO3EMENT
$The R$%%er that controls &a'
$The Elevators that control Pitc"% an# to a some&hat lesser #e'ree%
$The Fla#s &hich (ro)i#e extra Lift an% Drag
$The Ailerons that control Roll
$
*e also mention the Lan%ing (ear &hich chan'es the air+lo& aroun# the
aircra+t &hen it is lo&ere#,
Each o+ these (rimar control sur+aces controls one set o+ (rimar aircra+t
mo)ements !roll% (itch% or a&", Coor#inate# use o+ these control sur+aces
allo&s ou to (er+orm com(lex maneu)ers,

AERODYNAMICS
Rolling motion
AERODYNAMICS
Pitching Motion
AERODYNAMICS
Yawing Motion