Analysis of Aircraft Structures (McGraw-Hill International Series in the Earth and Planetary)

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The purpose of this text is to provide clear instruction in the fundamental concepts of the theory of structural analysis as applies to vehicular structures such as aircraft, automobiles, ships and spacecraft. To do this "Analysis of aircraft structures offers explanations of the fundamental concepts of structural analysis and indications of how thesse concepts are employed in everyday engineering practice. In addition, the text specifically endeavors to foster in students the habit of asking questions until they are thoroughly clear on all impportant details within the scope of the text. The book uses three important strategies to achieve clarity with regard to basic concepts. The first strategy is to be thoroughly logical within the scopes of the material presented. no 'assumptions' as such are made anywhere in the textbook, and all approximations are accompanied by a full explanation of their validity. The second strateg is to fully employ the use of repetition as a learning tool. The third strategy is to limit the number of topics covered in detail to those that are essential to an introduction to modern structural analysis. Among many others, students will find coverage of such topics as: stress in structures; stresses and co-ordinate axis rotations; strains in rotaited co-ordinate systems; the theory of elasticity; plane stress theory of elasticity; the engineering theory for straight, long beams; work and energy methods and derivative numerical methods; and thin plate theory and structural stability.

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