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Aircraft Structures (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)
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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.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #261339 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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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
One 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.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Thorough treatment of fundamentals, broad coverage, suitable for undergraduates and practitioners
By keith towell
Second only to Bruhn and includes basics of loads analysis which Bruhn does not.
Though it doesn't cover FE techniques, it does provide the foundation on which knowledge of FE can be built. Without a good foundation like this, the student will likely struggle with FE.
Thoroughly recommended for undergraduates, homebuilders and practitioners, and not restricted to the design of aircraft but a good foundation text for civil and marine structures.
Covers equilibrium, statically determinate and indeterminate structures, shear, bending, torsion, space-frames and monocoques, combined loading, metallic material properties, air loads and inertia loads, joint design, efficient structures, and numerical methods some of which, though not widely used nowadays, give a better understanding of how the structure bears the loads than will be obtained by churning numbers through a computer.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By Janette A. Rawls
this book was touted as a better book than the Bruhn, at a greatly reduced price. It wasnt a mistake to buy this book, its good and thorough info, but it lacks the total 'umph-ness' of the Bruhn. If you know what the Bruhn Design book is and are wanting it, dont be swayed by a cheaper or alternative selection.