Aircraft Structures

Aircraft Structures

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Still relevant decades after its 1950 publication, this legendary reference text on aircraft stress analysis is considered the best book on the subject. It emphasizes basic structural theory, which remains unchanged with the development of new materials and construction methods, and the application of the elementary principles of mechanics to the analysis of aircraft structures.
Suitable for undergraduate students, this volume covers equilibrium of forces, space structures, inertia forces and load factors, shear and bending stresses, and beams with unsymmetrical cross sections. Additional topics include spanwise air-load distribution, external loads on the airplane, joints and fittings, deflections of structures, and special methods of analysis. Topics involving a knowledge of aerodynamics appear in final chapters, allowing students to study the prerequisite aerodynamics topics in concurrent courses.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 30.48mm | 748.43g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486485803
  • 9780486485805
  • 30,204

Table of contents

Preface1. Equlibrium of Forces2. Space Structures3. Inertia Forces and Load Factors4. Moments of Inertia, Mohr's Circle5. Shear and Bending-Moment Diagrams6. Shear and bending Stresses in Symmetrical Beamsd7. Beams with Unsymmetrical Cross Sections8. Analysis of Typical Members of Semimonocoque Structures9. Spanwise Air-Load Distribution. 10. External Loads om the Airplane11. Mechanical Properties of Aircraft Materials12. Joints and Fittings13. Design of Members in Tension, Bending, or Torison14. Design of Compression Members15. Design of Webs in Shear16. Deflections of Structures17. Statistically Indertiminate Structures18. Special Methods of AnalysisAppendixIndex
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About David J. Peery

The late David J. Peery was an Aeronautical Engineering Professor at Penn State University.
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