Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students

Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students

7th Edition - August 11, 2021
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  • Author: T.H.G. Megson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228685
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323902113

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Description

Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Seventh Edition, is the leading self-contained aircraft structures course text suitable for one or more semesters. It covers all fundamental subjects, including elasticity, structural analysis, airworthiness and aeroelasticity. Now in its seventh edition, the author has continued to expand the book’s coverage of analysis and design of composite materials for use in aircraft and has added more real-world and design-based examples, along with new end-of-chapter problems of varying complexity.

Key Features

  • Retains its hallmark comprehensive coverage of aircraft structural analysis
  • 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

Upper level undergraduate and graduate aerospace engineering students taking a course on aerospace structures (roughly 5,100 students per year in the US – source: Navstem). Professional development and training courses

Table of Contents

  • 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

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 960
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2021
  • Published: August 11, 2021
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228685
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323902113

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

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, Leeds University, UK