20810384 - Additive Manufacturing

The student will learn the fundamental elements related to the following topics: (i) EU regulations concerning certification of aircraft and components and related management for Continuing Airwhortiness; (ii) principles of aircraft parts and components design with focus on AM technology; (iii) crucial items regarding manufacturing methods of components with AM; (iv) overview of nondestructive methods used in aviation; (v) qualification of components produced by Additive Manufacturing; (vi) knowledge of the new methodology with the state-of-the-art; (vii) potential impact of AM on the production of aircraft components.
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basic knowledge of the behavior of materials under load (stress and strain) used in the aeronautical field, principles of sizing of simple structures, principles of metallurgy of metals, classical subtractive and additive mechanical processing, principles of non-destructive testing, principles of fatigue behavior of the materials, production defects, additive manufacturing with description of the current state of development and future developments.

Core Documentation

Class presentation and handouts

Reference Bibliography

Nothing peculiar


10 lessons 2h each Time 2pm - 4pm Days: wed 17/04 fri 19/04 fri 03/05 tue 07/05 wed 08/05 fri10/05 tue 14/05 (16:00-18:00) fri17/05 fri 24/05 fri 31/05

Type of evaluation

multiple choice written test