Course detail

Aircraft Manufacture II

FSI-OT2Acad. year: 2020/2021

Principles of special technological methods used in aircraft manufacture. Welding, brazing, adhesive bonding. Metallurgy and investment casting of aircraft materials. Machinability of aircraft materials and machining of typical aircraft parts. Orientation and forming of plexiglass. Aditive manufacturing. Surface treatment. Technological standpoints in aircraft design, manufacture set-up and aircraft assembly. Repair techniques.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students obtain knowledge necessary for evaluation of technological methods, design from technology point of view and for technology planning of joining, casting, machining, plexiglass forming, surface treatment and assembly.


Basic knowledge of the structure, phase transformations and properties of metal structural materials. Basic technological principles and methods of materials processing - welding, brazing, casting, machining.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

LUDVÍK,F.-KOZÁK,A.-SVOBODA,O. Rakety I. Brno: VAAZ, U-1176/I, 1982. 478 s. (CS)
LUDVÍK,F.-KOZÁK,A.-SVOBODA,O. Rakety II. Brno: VAAZ, U-1176/II, 1982. 478 s. (CS)
RUŽIČKA,B.-KROULÍK,J. Vojenské rakety. Praha: Naše vojsko, 1985. 586 s. (CS)
FOLTÝN,J. Raketové pohonné hmoty, Brno: VAAZ, S-1870, 1987. 199 s. (CS)
SUMMRFIELD,M. Solid Propelant Rocket Research, London: Academic Press. 440 s. (EN)
BOLLINGER.L.E. Issledovanije raketnych dvigatělej na židkom toplive. Moskva: Izdatělsvo Mir, 1964. 454 s. (RU)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance at seminars and completing all papers is necessary for the course unit credit award. Final oral examination consists of two parts: 1. A practical task 2.Two theoretical questions

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course Aircraft Manufacture II is to inform of special technology methods used in advanced aircraft structures in the scope necessary for aircraft designers.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is compulsory. In the case of legitimate absence, student are required to work out an alternative individual assignment. Continuous checking is done during seminars.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-STL , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Adhesive bonding
2. Resistance welding, diffusion welding, friction stir welding
3. Fusion welding and brazing of aircraft structures
4. High temperature brazing
5. Machinability of aircraft materials
6. Machining of typical aircraft structural components
7. Metallurgy and manufacture of advanced casting
8. Aditive technologies in aircraft manufacture
9. Plexiglass - properties, forming, machining
10.Mechanical and chemical surface treatment, anodizing
11.Chemical and physical vapour deposition, painting
12.Aeroplane assembly
13.Repair techniques

Laboratory exercise

2 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


12.Properties of adhesive bonded joint
13.Properties of painting system


11 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Properties of adhesive bonded joint
2. Design of bonded joint
3. Parameters of aluminium resistance spot welding
4. Machinability of aircraft materials
5. Chemical milling
6. Casting design from technological point of view
7. Shot peening parameters
8. Parameters of anodizing
9. Sub-assembly technique
10. Technological causes of aeroplane parts failures
11. Structure repair technique