Flight Mechanics, Flight Control and Aeroelasticity

Practical Aeroelasticity


In the module Practical Aeroelasticity, which takes place as a block event between winter and summer semester, the methods and procedures of aeroelasticity are applied practically. Attending the module Aeroelasticity I is not mandatory, but it facilitates the understanding. Basics of aerodynamics and dynamics are assumed. In order to bring all students up to the same level, the basics of describing structural dynamics are repeated in lectures and practical modelling using the FE software Abaqus is introduced. Besides theoretical modelling, experimental model analysis is an important part of the module. In a static vibration test, students identify the structural dynamics of an aircraft-like structure. The effect of transient aerodynamics is explained in detail and the students perform a theoretical flutter calculation for a beam. Finally, the results are validated in a wind tunnel test.


SemesterBlock course between winter and summer semester
Day/TimeTwo weeks, full time
LectureProf. Dr.-Ing. Wolf Krüger
TrainerDr. Pedro J. González
Type of examinationOral examination
Admission criterionReport
Room F 336