T. H. G. Megson
Butterworth-Heinemann; 2nd edition (December 20; 2013)
Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis; 2nd Edition; is an essential resource for learning aircraft structural analysis. Based on the author’s best-selling textbook Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students; this brief ebook covers the basics of structural analysis as applied to aircraft structures.
Coverage of energy methods; elasticity; and virtual work sets the stage for discussions of airframe/airworthiness loads and stress analysis of aircraft components. Numerous illustrations; worked examples; and sample problems show how to apply the concepts to realistic situations.
This textbook is designed for graduate; postgraduate and undergraduate students of aerospace and aeronautical engineering as well as for professional development and training courses.
- Systematic step-by-step procedures in the worked examples
- Based on the author’s best-selling text Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students; this introduction covers core concepts in about 200 fewer pages than the original by removing some optional topics like structural vibrations and aeroelasticity
- Self-contained; with complete derivations for key equations