Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis is an essential resource for learning aircraft structural analysis. Based on the author's best-selling book Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, this brief text introduces the reader to the basics of structural analysis as applied to aircraft structures. Coverage of elasticity, energy methods and virtual work sets the stage for discussions of airworthiness/airframe loads and stress analysis of aircraft components. Numerous worked examples, illustrations, and sample problems show how to apply the concepts to realistic situations.
The book covers the core concepts in about 200 fewer pages by removing some optional topics like structural vibrations and aero elasticity. It consists of 23 chapters covering a variety of topics from basic elasticity to torsion of solid sections; energy methods; matrix methods; bending of thin plates; structural components of aircraft; airworthiness; airframe loads; bending of open, closed, and thin walled beams; combined open and closed section beams; wing spars and box beams; and fuselage frames and wing ribs.
This book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of aerospace and aeronautical engineering, as well as professional development and training courses.
Based on the author's best-selling text Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, this Intro version covers the core concepts in about 200 fewer pages by removing some optional topics like structural vibrations and aeroelasticity
Systematic step by step procedures in the worked examples
Self-contained, with complete derivations for key equations
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T.H.G. Megson is a professor emeritus with the Department of Civil Engineering at Leeds University (UK). For Elsevier he has written the market leading Butterworth Heinemann textbooks Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students and Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis (a briefer derivative of the aircraft structures book), as well as the text/ref hybrid Structural and Stress Analysis.
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