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B. Tech. EXAMINATION, Dec. 2017
L/4
L/2
(Fifth Semester)

L
(AER)

## 5. Explain the salient characteristics of most AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE-I

commonly used aircraft materials. Describe
importance of strength to weight ratio and Time : 3 Hours] [Maximum Marks : 75
disucss the factors affecting choice of materials Before answering the question-paper candidates
for different parts of an airplane. 15 should ensure that they have been supplied to correct
and complete question-paper. No complaint, in this
6. Determine the shear flow distribution in thin-
regard, will be entertained after the examination.
walled Z-section shown as below, due to shear
load sy applied through shear centre of the Note : Attempt Five questions in all, selecting at
section. 15 least one question from each Unit.

## M-E-203 4 (2-13/3) M-E-203 P.T.O.

Unit I may be expressed in terms of direct stress x
1. Find the reactions and stresses in the members and y in the form : 15
of the structure shown below. The areas of
 2 2 
members AB, BC and BD are 4 cm2 and areas  
 2  2   x   y  0
of members AD and DC are 3.6 cm2. Assume  x y 
rigid supprots and E = 10,000 N/cm2. 15
Unit II
3
40×10 N
3. Determine the rotation of the beam shown as
B
below at point A by the method of virtual
work done : 15
20 cm
W
D
B
A
20 cm
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A C L/2 L/2

## 4. Calculate the vertical displacements of the

40 cm 40 cm
quarter and mid-span points B and C of the
simply supported beam of length L and flexural
2. Show that the compatibility equation for the
case of plane strain, viz : rigidity EI loaded as shown below. Solve by
using complementary energy method. 15
 2 xy  2 y 2
 x
 2

xy x y 2
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y y
Sy Sy

t t
h h
x x

h/2 h/2

Unit IV Unit IV

7. Explain the classification and characteristics 7. Explain the classification and characteristics
of composite materials. Explain their strength of composite materials. Explain their strength
to weight comparison with other metals and to weight comparison with other metals and
which parts of an aircraft use composites which parts of an aircraft use composites
material ? 15 material ? 15

8. Explain the heat treatment process, effect of 8. Explain the heat treatment process, effect of
alloying elements in steel for aircraft alloying elements in steel for aircraft
construction. Describe which parts of an aircraft construction. Describe which parts of an aircraft
are made from steel ? 15 are made from steel ? 15