39 Structural Mechanics
Includes structural element design, analysis and testing; dynamic responses of structures; weight analysis; fatigue and other structural properties; and mechanical and thermal stresses in structures. For applications see 05 Aircraft Design, Testing and Performance; and 18 Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance.
Structural Mechanics – The mechanics of structures and the analysis of their behavior under thermal or mechanical loads by means of structural analysis and structural testing.
Exhaustive Interest : Theory, design, development and testing of structures and structural elements developed for use in aircraft, space vehicles, and launch vehicles; the static and dynamic responses of such structures.
Selective Interest : Theory, design, development, and testing of lightweight or unusual structures or structural elements of potential aerospace use.
Negative Interest : Structures of structural elements of conventional types utilized in bridges, buildings, ships, ocean platforms, heavy transportation, radio and microwave towers, and the like unless specifically aimed at aerospace use.
Input Subjects of Specific Interest
adhesive joints (structural stability)
aeroelasticity (structural flexibility)
compression strength (structural)
dynamic structural analysis
energy absorption (structures)
filament wound structures (design and tests)
lightweight structural elements
plates (structural elements)
- self assembling structures
shear strength (structures)
shock testing (structural analysis)
- structural health monitoring
structural vibration effects
tensile strength (structures)
thermoelasticity (structural materials)
viscoelasticity (structural materials)
wave propagation (structural response)