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Aircraft Structures (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)

Aircraft Structures (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)

Aircraft Structures (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)
By David J. Peery

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Book Description

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.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #238734 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-12-14
  • Released on: 2011-11-16
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.10" h x 1.20" w x 6.00" l, 1.65 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 576 pages

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About the Author

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

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
5One of the Finest Structures Books Ever Written
By A Reader
I got my BS in Aerospace Engineering in 1970. In order to graduate we had to design an entire airplane by hand (200+ passengers, four engines, etc.). We had to produce full drawings, a full structural analysis, full weight and balance analysis, full materials analysis, full engine analysis, i.e. enough information to start producing a real aircraft on an assembly line using only a slide rule, a hand cranked adding machine, and books. This was one of those books. There were no computers or computer programs to help with the design. Those would be invented later and I helped develop some of the first structural analysis computer programs (because we were all tired of doing structural analysis by hand).

So if the power grid is destroyed and there is no access to AutoCAD or CATIA, I can still design anything using this book (with several others), a pen, some paper, and a slide rule (which I still have). Get this book it might be a life saver.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By Todd Coburn
Peery's book stands with E.F. Bruhn's as the two leading strength texts used by strength & structures professionals in the aircraft industry. Although Peery's text is clearer than Bruhn's in a few areas, I suspect Peery fell into second place after the second edition of his book was released, since that edition was inferior to the first. This Dover edition provides the opportunity for stress & structures folks to get Peery's original work at a fraction of the cost of Bruhn. I highly recommend that serious structures professionals obtain a copy of both.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Three Stars
By Nick Douglas
Bit old text but useful for beginners.

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