Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780081009147, 9780081009987

Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students

6th Edition

Authors: T.H.G. Megson
eBook ISBN: 9780081009987
Paperback ISBN: 9780081009147
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 4th November 2016
Page Count: 910
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Undergraduate and postgraduate students of aerospace and aeronautical engineering. Also suitable for professional development and training courses

Table of Contents

Part A: Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

Section A1: Elasticity

  • Chapter 1: Basic elasticity
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Stress
    • 1.2 Notation for forces and stresses
    • 1.3 Equations of equilibrium
    • 1.4 Plane stress
    • 1.5 Boundary conditions
    • 1.6 Determination of stresses on inclined planes
    • 1.7 Principal stresses
    • 1.8 Mohr's circle of stress
    • 1.9 Strain
    • 1.10 Compatibility equations
    • 1.11 Plane strain
    • 1.12 Determination of strains on inclined planes
    • 1.13 Principal strains
    • 1.14 Mohr's circle of strain
    • 1.15 Stress–strain relationships
    • 1.16 Experimental measurement of surface strains
  • Chapter 2: Two-dimensional problems in elasticity
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Two-dimensional problems
    • 2.2 Stress functions
    • 2.3 Inverse and semi-inverse methods
    • 2.4 St. Venant's principle
    • 2.5 Displacements
    • 2.6 Bending of an end-loaded cantilever
  • Chapter 3: Torsion of solid sections
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Prandtl stress function solution
    • 3.2 St. Venant warping function solution
    • 3.3 The membrane analogy
    • 3.4 Torsion of a narrow rectangular strip

Section A2: Virtual work, energy, and matrix methods

  • Chapter 4: Virtual work and energy methods
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Work
    • 4.2 Principle of virtual work
    • 4.3 Applications of the principle of virtual work
  • Chapter 5: Energy methods
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Strain energy and complementary energy
    • 5.2 Principle of the stationary value of the total complementary energy
    • 5.3 Application to deflection problems
    • 5.4 Application to the solution of statically indeterminate systems
    • 5.5 Unit load method
    • 5.6 Flexibility method
    • 5.7 Total potential energy
    • 5.8 Principle of the stationary value of the total potential energy
    • 5.9 Principle of superposition
    • 5.10 Reciprocal theorem
    • 5.11 Temperature effects
  • Chapter 6: Matrix methods
    • Abstract
    • 6.1 Notation
    • 6.2 Stiffness matrix for an elastic spring
    • 6.3 Stiffness matrix for two elastic springs in line
    • 6.4 Matrix analysis of pin-jointed frameworks
    • 6.5 Application to statically indeterminate frameworks
    • 6.6 Matrix analysis of space frames
    • 6.7 Stiffness matrix for a uniform beam
    • 6.8 Finite element method for continuum structures

Section A3: Thin plate theory

  • Chapter 7: Bending of thin plates
    • Abstract
    • 7.1 Pure bending of thin plates
    • 7.2 Plates subjected to bending and twisting
    • 7.3 Plates subjected to a distributed transverse load
    • 7.4 Combined bending and in-plane loading of a thin rectangular plate
    • 7.5 Bending of thin plates having a small initial curvature
    • 7.6 Energy method for the bending of thin plates

Section A4: Structural instability

  • Chapter 8: Columns
    • Abstract
    • 8.1 Euler buckling of columns
    • 8.2 Inelastic buckling
    • 8.3 Effect of initial imperfections
    • 8.4 Stability of beams under transverse and axial loads
    • 8.5 Energy method for the calculation of buckling loads in columns
    • 8.6 Flexural–torsional buckling of thin-walled columns
  • Chapter 9: Thin plates
    • Abstract
    • 9.1 Buckling of thin plates
    • 9.2 Inelastic buckling of plates
    • 9.3 Experimental determination of the critical load for a flat plate
    • 9.4 Local instability
    • 9.5 Instability of stiffened panels
    • 9.6 Failure stress in plates and stiffened panels
    • 9.7 Tension field beams

Section A5: Vibration of structures

  • Chapter 10: Structural vibration
    • Abstract
    • 10.1 Oscillation of mass–spring systems
    • 10.2 Oscillation of beams
    • 10.3 Approximate methods for determining natural frequencies

Part B: Analysis of Aircraft Structures

Section B1: Principles of stressed skin construction

  • Chapter 11: Materials
    • Abstract
    • 11.1 Aluminum alloys
    • 11.2 Steel
    • 11.3 Titanium
    • 11.4 Plastics
    • 11.5 Glass
    • 11.6 Composite materials
    • 11.7 Properties of materials
  • Chapter 12: Structural components of aircraft
    • Abstract
    • 12.1 Loads on structural components
    • 12.2 Function of structural components
    • 12.3 Fabrication of structural components
    • 12.4 Connections

Section B2: Airworthiness and airframe loads

  • Chapter 13: Airworthiness
    • Abstract
    • 13.1 Factors of safety-flight envelope
    • 13.2 Load factor determination
  • Chapter 14: Airframe loads
    • Abstract
    • 14.1 Aircraft inertia loads
    • 14.2 Symmetric maneuver loads
    • 14.3 Normal accelerations associated with various types of maneuver
    • 14.4 Gust loads
  • Chapter 15: Fatigue
    • Abstract
    • 15.1 Safe life and fail-safe structures
    • 15.2 Designing against fatigue
    • 15.3 Fatigue strength of components
    • 15.4 Prediction of aircraft fatigue life
    • 15.5 Crack propagation

Section B3: Bending, shear and torsion of thin-walled beams

  • Chapter 16: Bending of open and closed, thin-walled beams
    • Abstract
    • 16.1 Symmetrical bending
    • 16.2 Unsymmetrical bending
    • 16.3 Deflections due to bending
    • 16.4 Calculation of section properties
    • 16.5 Applicability of bending theory
    • 16.6 Temperature effects
  • Chapter 17: Shear of beams
    • Abstract
    • 17.1 General stress, strain, and displacement relationships for open and single-cell closed section thin-walled beams
    • 17.2 Shear of open section beams
    • 17.3 Shear of closed section beams
  • Chapter 18: Torsion of beams
    • Abstract
    • 18.1 Torsion of closed section beams
    • 18.2 Torsion of open section beams
  • Chapter 19: Combined open and closed section beams
    • Abstract
    • 19.1 Bending
    • 19.2 Shear
    • 19.3 Torsion
  • Chapter 20: Structural idealization
    • Abstract
    • 20.1 Principle
    • 20.2 Idealization of a panel
    • 20.3 Effect of idealization on the analysis of open and closed section beams
    • 20.4 Deflection of open and closed section beams

Section B4: Stress analysis of aircraft components

  • Chapter 21: Wing spars and box beams
    • Abstract
    • 21.1 Tapered wing spar
    • 21.2 Open and closed section beams
    • 21.3 Beams having variable stringer areas
  • Chapter 22: Fuselages
    • Abstract
    • 22.1 Bending
    • 22.2 Shear
    • 22.3 Torsion
    • 22.4 Cut-outs in fuselages
  • Chapter 23: Wings
    • Abstract
    • 23.1 Three-boom shell
    • 23.2 Bending
    • 23.3 Torsion
    • 23.4 Shear
    • 23.5 Shear center
    • 23.6 Tapered wings
    • 23.7 Deflections
    • 23.8 Cut-outs in wings
  • Chapter 24: Fuselage frames and wing ribs
    • Abstract
    • 24.1 Principles of stiffener/web construction
    • 24.2 Fuselage frames
    • 24.3 Wing ribs
  • Chapter 25: Laminated composite structures
    • Abstract
    • 25.1 Elastic constants of a simple lamina
    • 25.2 Stress–strain relationships for an orthotropic ply (macro approach)
    • 25.3 Laminates
    • 25.4 Thin-walled composite beams

Section B5: Structural and loading discontinuities

  • Chapter 26: Closed section beams
    • Abstract
    • 26.1 General aspects
    • 26.2 Shear stress distribution at a built-in end of a closed section beam
    • 26.3 Thin-walled rectangular section beam subjected to torsion
    • 26.4 Shear lag
  • Chapter 27: Open section beams
    • Abstract
    • 27.1 I-Section beam subjected to torsion
    • 27.2 Torsion of an arbitrary section beam
    • 27.3 Distributed torque loading
    • 27.4 Extension of the theory to allow for general systems of loading
    • 27.5 Moment couple (bimoment)

Section B6: Introduction to aeroelasticity

  • Chapter 28: Wing problems
    • Abstract
    • 28.1 Types of problem
    • 28.2 Load distribution and divergence
    • 28.3 Control effectiveness and reversal
    • 28.4 Introduction to “flutter”

Appendix: Design of a rear fuselage

  • A.1 Specification
  • A.2 Data
  • A.3 Initial calculations
  • A.4 Balancing out calculations
  • A.5 Fuselage loads
  • A.6 Fuselage design calculations

Index

Details

No. of pages:
910
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780081009987
Paperback ISBN:
9780081009147

About the Author

T.H.G. Megson

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil Engineering, Leeds University, UK

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