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The aeronautical structure is the set of elements that make up the structure of an airplane, helicopter, or other aircraft. It is designed to support the aircraft's load during flight, takeoff, and landing, and to withstand the stresses of turbulence, high winds, and other severe weather conditions.

The aircraft structure is composed of several key components, such as the hull, wings, tail surfaces, landing gear, and engine mounts. These components must be designed to be both strong and light in order to minimize the weight of the aircraft and optimize its performance in flight.


The field of structural engineering research is vast and constantly evolving to meet the technological, economic, and environmental challenges of the aeronautical sector. Here are some examples of research areas in aeronautical structural engineering:


  • Advanced materials: advanced materials research is a key area of aeronautical structural engineering. Aircraft structural engineers are looking to develop lighter and stronger materials, such as thermoplastic matrix composites and shape memory alloys.

  • Optimized Design: Optimized design is an approach that uses computer modeling to find the best combination of shape, materials and manufacturing processes to maximize performance while minimizing weight and cost. Aeronautical structural engineers use this approach to design lighter, more efficient structures.

  • Numerical simulation: Numerical simulation is a computer modeling tool that allows structural engineers to simulate the behavior of structures under aerodynamic and environmental loads to predict their behavior. Aeronautical structural engineers use tools such as the finite element method (FEM) to simulate the behavior of structures.

  • Advanced manufacturing technologies: advanced manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, are an important research area for aeronautical structural engineering. Aeronautical structural engineers are looking to use these technologies to produce lighter, more complex parts with greater precision.

  • Safety and reliability: the safety and reliability of aeronautical structures are major concerns for aeronautical structural engineering. Structural engineers work on analysis and quality control methods to ensure the reliability and safety of aeronautical structures.

This course brings together, the scientific and technical bases necessary for the integration of graduates in the industries of the aeronautics and space sector both in Algeria and abroad.

Core Modules:

  • Resistance of materials

  • MMC Continuous Media Mechanics

  • Composite materials

  • Fluid mechanics

  • Structural dynamics

  • Structural analysis

  • Theory of structures

  • Fatigue of Structures & Materials

  • Fracture mechanics

  • Finite elements

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (ANSYS) + Applied Maths

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