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AMET 106 - Materials and Structures
AMET 106

This module covers the metallic and non-metallic materials in aircraft construction and how they are combined and assembled to form the structure of aircraft.

  • Total Hours: 64
  • Lecture Hours: 64
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  No

Prerequisite: Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.
Course Content:

T6-1 – Materials

  • Explain the history of aircraft development
  • Describe the physical properties of materials used in aircraft construction and repair
  • Describe the physical properties of ferrous metals as used in aircraft construction and repair
  • Describe the physical properties of non-ferrous metals as used in aircraft construction and repair
  • Describe the physical testing procedures for aircraft structural materials
  • Describe the uses of glass and plastics in aviation products
  • Describe the use of wood in aircraft manufacturing and repair
  • Describe textile materials used on aircraft
  • Describe composite materials used in aircraft
T6-2 – Structures
  • Explain aircraft construction
  • Explain stress and load distribution
  • Identify and handle aircraft sheet metal
  • Install rivets
  • Form and bend sheet metal parts
  • Perform sheet metal repairs
  • Install special fasteners
  • Inspect, access and prepare a repair scheme for tubular structures
  • Inspect and repair bonded metal structure
  • Explain fabrication, inspection and repair procedures for wooden structured aircraft
  • Install fabric covering. Inspect and repair fabric covering
  • Describe composite structures
  • Explain the fabrication process. Perform an inspection and repair composite structure
  • Describe use of plastic and glass in aircraft structures
  • Demonstrate safe work habits while performing any task involving hazardous operation or materials
  • Describe the pertinent air regulations
T6-3 – Welding
  • Locate air regulations pertinent to this subject
  • Describe safety procedures required in welding metals
  • Determine that the weld required or performed is the correct weld for attaching or repairing an aircraft structure
  • Recognize welding techniques
  • Inspect welded structures for conformity with aircraft standards
Learning Outcomes:
  • The student will identify various materials and explain their physical qualities.
  • The student will identify various aircraft structures and their characteristics with respect to carrying load, sustaining damage, and methods of repair.
Grading System:  Percentage

Passing Grade:  70%

Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Additional Comments:
  • T6-1=50%
  • T6-2=25%
  • T6-3=25%

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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