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Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780081020760, 9780081021002

Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis

3rd Edition

Author: T.H.G. Megson
Paperback ISBN: 9780081020760
eBook ISBN: 9780081021002
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th June 2017
Page Count: 758
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Introduction to Aircraft Structure Analysis, Third Edition covers the basics of structural analysis as applied to aircraft structures. Coverage of elasticity, energy methods and virtual work set 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. As a self-contained guide, this value-priced book is an excellent resource for anyone learning the subject.

Key Features

  • Based on the author's best-selling text, Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students
  • Contains expanded coverage of composite materials and structures


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

Table of Contents

1. Basic elasticity
2. Two-dimensional problems in elasticity
3. Torsion of solid sections
4. Virtual work and energy methods
5. Energy methods
6. Matrix methods
7. Bending of thin plates
8. Columns
9. Thin plates
10. Materials
11. Structural components of aircraft
12. Airworthiness
13. Airframe loads
14. Fatigue
15. Bending of open and closed thin-walled beams
16. Shear of beams
17. Torsion of beams
18. Combined open and closed section beams
19. Structural idealization
20. Wing spars and box beams
21. Fuselages
22. Wings
23. Fuselage frames and wing ribs
24. Laminated composite structures


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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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