Course Number
675.722
Course Format
Onsite

The mechanical system is a critical element of any space vehicle. This course addresses the requirements, functions, analysis, physical design, verification and characterization of the structure and associated mechanisms. The structural analysis includes assessment of the launch vehicle interfaces and coupled-loads analysis of dynamic responses, requirements for payloads and instruments, and accommodations for all vehicle subsystems. Engineering design approaches are described. Interactions and requirements driven from other subsystems on the mechanical design will be illuminated. Students will configure space vehicles based on a variety of system requirements, perform analysis of various elements of real-world structural elements and will carry out associated design tasks.