AMET 106 - Materials and Structures

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


Hours: 64 (Lecture Hours: 6)


Total Weeks:  15


Admission in to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program.


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:

- 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
- 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
- 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


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