Summary Quiz (aircraft Structures)

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Aircraft Maintenance Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your understading of aircraft structures and help you evaluate your progress. Please attempt all questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the four typical loads on an aircraft ?
    • A. 

      Tension, torsion, creep, elongation

    • B. 

      Elasticity, shear, compression, torsion

    • C. 

      Tension, compression, torsion, shear

    • D. 

      Compression, buckling, elasticity, shear

  • 2. 
    _______ is where the materials natural in-built elasticity enables it to stretch when under load.
  • 3. 
    A material can return to normal after it has been deformed due to its elasticity. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Select one of the factors affecting Creep ?
    • A. 

      The duration of the load applied

    • B. 

      Buckling of the material

    • C. 

      Shear

    • D. 

      Strength of the material

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The Number of flying hours elapsed

    • B. 

      The number of landings

    • C. 

      The number of pressurisation cycles elapsed

    • D. 

      The calendar time

  • 6. 
    Select which of the following design philosophies are used by designers to minimise the effects of metal fatigue and corrosion?
    • A. 

      Fail-safe philosophy or damage-tolerant structures

    • B. 

      Monocoque Structures

    • C. 

      Semi-monocoque structures

  • 7. 
    Fail-safe structures enable aircraft parts to be produced lighter
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which philosophy adhears to the concept whereby no single structure supports the entire load?
    • A. 

      Damage tolerant structure

    • B. 

      Fail-safe structure

    • C. 

      Monocoque structure

    • D. 

      Semi-monocoque structure

  • 9. 
    What is a typical cabin altitude when traveling in a jet transport aircraft?
    • A. 

      10,000ft AMSL

    • B. 

      7,000 to 8,000ft AMSL

    • C. 

      5,000 to 6,000ft AMSL

    • D. 

      35,000ft AMSL

  • 10. 
    Monocoque originates from the Greek and French words respectively meaning?
    • A. 

      Single shell

    • B. 

      Egg shell

    • C. 

      Bird shell

    • D. 

      Bird's nest

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Frames

    • B. 

      Formers

    • C. 

      Skin

    • D. 

      Longerons

  • 12. 
    At what altitude is pressurisation essential?
    • A. 

      10,000ft AMSL

    • B. 

      7,000ft AMSL

    • C. 

      15,000ft AMSL

    • D. 

      35,000ft AMSL

  • 13. 
    As a result of aircraft pressurisation, the aircraft's hull will start to lengthen and expand similar to a blown-up balloon. This is called longitudinal and hoop stresses respectively.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The pressure is contained within the fuselage by two  ___________ _______________
  • 15. 
    Cabin floors are normally constructed of a ____________ design
  • 16. 
    The cargo area in a transport aircraft is normally not pressurised.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Regulation dictates that flight-deck windows are able to withstand the impact form a ____kg bird strike.
  • 18. 
    Direct vision windows double as an escape for crew during and emergency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The construction of an aircrafts wing is centred around a main member. What is that member called?
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Rib

    • C. 

      Frame

    • D. 

      Spar

  • 20. 
    A torsion box is used in an aircrafts wing to provide rigidity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False