Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Sixth Edition, is the leading self-contained aircraft structures course text. It covers all fundamental subjects, including elasticity, structural analysis, airworthiness and aeroelasticity. Now in its sixth edition, the author has expanded the book's coverage of analysis and design of composite materials for use in aircraft, and has added new, real-world and design-based examples, along with new end-of-chapter problems of varying complexity.
- Expanded coverage of composite materials and structures
- New practical and design-based examples and problems throughout the text aid understanding and relate concepts to real world applications
- Updated and additional Matlab examples and exercises support use of computational tools in analysis and design
- Available online teaching and learning tools include downloadable Matlab code, solutions manual, and image bank of figures from the book
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Part A: Fundamentals of Structural Analysis Section A1: Elasticity 1. Basic elasticity 2. Two-dimensional problems in elasticity 3. Torsion of solid sections Section A2: Virtual work, energy, and matrix methods 4. Virtual work and energy methods 5. Energy methods 6. Matrix methods Section A3: Thin plate theory 7. Bending of thin plates Section A4: Structural instability 8. Columns 9. Thin plates Section A5: Vibration of structures 10. Structural vibration
Part B: Analysis of Aircraft Structures Section B1: Principles of stressed skin construction 11. Materials 12. Structural components of aircraft Section B2: Airworthiness and airframe loads 13. Airworthiness 14. Airframe loads 15. Fatigue Section B3: Bending, shear and torsion of thin-walled beams 16. Bending of open and closed, thin-walled beams 17. Shear of beams 18. Torsion of beams 19. Combined open and closed section beams 20. Structural idealization Section B4: Stress analysis of aircraft components 21. Wing spars and box beams 22. Fuselages 23. Wings 24. Fuselage frames and wing ribs 25. Laminated composite structures Section B5: Structural and loading discontinuities 26. Closed section beams 27. Open section beams Section B6: Introduction to aeroelasticity 28. Wing problems
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.