# Analysis of Aircraft Structures: An Introduction: 24 (Cambridge Aerospace Series)

Cambridge University Press

Edition: 2, 9/28/2012

EAN 9781107668669, ISBN10: 1107668662

Paperback, 976 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 4.9 cm

Language: English

Originally published in English

As with the first edition, this textbook provides a clear introduction to the fundamental theory of structural analysis as applied to vehicular structures such as aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles and ships. The emphasis is on the application of fundamental concepts of structural analysis that are employed in everyday engineering practice. All approximations are accompanied by a full explanation of their validity. In this new edition, more topics, figures, examples and exercises have been added. There is also a greater emphasis on the finite element method of analysis. Clarity remains the hallmark of this text and it employs three strategies to achieve clarity of presentation: essential introductory topics are covered, all approximations are fully explained and many important concepts are repeated.

Introduction to the second edition

Introduction to the first edition

Part I. The Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

1. Stress in structures

2. Stresses and coordinate axis rotations

3. Displacements and strains

4. Strains in rotated coordinate systems

5. The mechanical behavior of engineering materials

6. Linearly elastic materials

Part II. Introduction to the Theory of Elasticity

7. The theory of elasticity

8. Plane stress theory of elasticity solutions

Part I and Part II review questions

Part III. The Engineering Theory for Straight, Long Beams

9. Bending and extensional stresses in beams

10. Beam bending and extensional deflections

11. Additional beam bending topics

12. Uniform torsion of beams

13. Beam torsion approximate solutions

Beam bending and torsion review questions

14. Beam shearing stresses due to shearing forces

Part IV. Work and Energy Principles

15. Work and potential energy principles

Part V. Energy Based Numerical Solutions

16. Precursor numerical analyses

17. Introduction to the finite element method

18. Finite element truss problems

19. Basic aspects of multidimensional finite elements

20. The unit load method for determinate structures

21. The unit load method for indeterminate structures

Parts IV and V review

Part VI. Extensions to Plate Theory and Finite Element Applications

22. Thin plate theory

23. Elastic and aeroelastic instabilities

Selected answers to Part I exercises

Selected answers to Part II exercises

Selected answers to Part III exercises

Selected answers to Part IV and Part V exercises

Selected answers to Part VI exercises

References.

Review of the hardback: 'Although the approach is classical, what makes this book different is the extensive and thorough treatment with hundreds of examples, questions and answers. No other textbook offers such a treatment ... The extensive treatment and very large number of examples is welcomed. Cambridge University Press is to be congratulated on producing a quality product for [a] reasonable price ...' G. A. O. Davies, Imperial College London