Aircraft structures for engineering students (6th edition)


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Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students; 6th Edition; is the leading self-contained aircraft structures course textbook. It covers all fundamental subjects; including structural analysis; elasticity; airworthiness and aeroelasticity. Now in its 6th edition; the author has expanded the PDF ebook’s coverage of analysis and design of composite materials for use in aircraft; and has added new; real-world and design-based examples; along with new end-of-chapter problems of varying complexity.

  • New practical and design-based examples and problems throughout the text aid understanding and relate concepts to real world applications
  • Expanded coverage of composite materials and structures
  • Available online teaching and learning tools include downloadable Matlab code; solutions manual; and image bank of figures from the book
  • Updated and additional Matlab examples and exercises support use of computational tools in analysis and design

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T. H. G. Megson


Butterworth-Heinemann; 6th edition (December 19; 2016)




910 pages









Table of contents

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

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