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Analysis of Aircraft Structures An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521865832

ISBN-13: 9780521865838

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Bruce K. Donaldson

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As with the first edition, this textbook provides a clear introduction to the fundamental theory of structural analysis as applied to vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, and ships. The emphasis is on the application of fundamental concepts of structural analysis in everyday engineering practice. No assumptions are made with regard to the method of analysis. All approximations are accompanied by a full explanation of their validity. Repetition is an important learning tool, and so some redundancy appears to dispel misunderstanding. The number of topics covered in detail is limited to those essential for modern structural engineering practice. In this new edition, more topics,…    
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List price: $185.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 976
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 2.01" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Martin J. Wiener is the Mary Jones Professor of History at Rice University. His previous books include Between Two Worlds: The Political Thought of Graham Wallas (1971), English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit (1980), and Reconstructing the Criminal (1990).

The Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
Stress in structures
Stresses and coordinate axis rotations
Displacements and strains
Strains in rotated coordinate systems
The mechanical behavior of engineering materials
Linearly elastic materials
Introduction to the Theory of Elasticity
The theory of elasticity
Plane stress theory of elasticity solutions Part I and part II review questions
The Engineering Theory for Straight, Long Beams
Bending and extensional stresses in beams
Beam bending and extensional deflections
Additional beam bending topics
Uniform torsion of beams
Beam torsion approximate solutions; Beam bending and torsion review questions
Beam shearing stresses due to shearing forces
Work and Energy Principles
Work and potential energy principles
Energy Based Numerical Solutions
Precursor numerical analyses
Introduction to the finite element method
Finite element truss problems
Basic aspects of multidimensional finite elements
The unit load method for determinate structures
The unit load method for indeterminate structures; Parts IV and V review
Extensions to Plate Theory and Finite Element Applications
Thin plate theory
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