Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis

Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis

3rd Edition - June 14, 2017

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  • Author: T.H.G. Megson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081020760
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081021002

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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<
  • Includes new practical and design-based examples and problems throughout the text
  • Provides an online teaching and learning tool with downloadable MATLAB code, a solutions manual, and an image bank of figures from the book


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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 758
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2017
  • Published: June 14, 2017
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081020760
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081021002

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

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