Synopses & Reviews
'Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students' provides a completely self contained course in aircraft structures, which includes discussion on the fundamentals of elasticity and aircraft structural analysis, as well as the associated topics of airworthiness and aeroelasticity. Although much of the basic material is timeless, the author has updated the text throughout, including new material on areas that have developed since the last edition - in both educational and technological terms. As well as extensive revisions, the new edition includes a solutions manual for all end of chapter problems to accompany the text.
The expansion of aviation makes aircraft structures an increasingly important topic at undergraduate level. Since its original publication in 1972, this book has become the 'bible' for aircraft structures.
Extra worked examples and problems. Latest materials in aircraft construction. Airframe loads produced by manoeuvring.
'This is an excellent book and should find a place on the shelf of any student or practising engineer involved in aircraft structural analysis. I can recommend it to the aeronautical community without reservation'
The Aeronautical Journal, October 2001 (Prof. A.J. Morris)
"As an introduction to the problems encountered in the structural design of modern aircraft, Megson's book can be recommended to both students and those engaged in structural analysis aerospace design offices." Aerospace. (Of the second edition.)
A self-contained course in aircraft structures, covering the fundamentals of elasticity and aircraft structural analysis, and the associated topics of airworthiness and aeroelasticity. This edition reflects advances since publication of the last edition, and a solutions manual is included.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Elasticity * Basic elasticity * Two-dimensional problems in elasticity * Torsion of solid sections * Energy methods of structural analysis * Bending of thin plates * Structural instability * Part 2: Aircraft structures * Principles of stressed skin construction * Airworthiness and airframe loads * Bending, shear and torsion of open and closed, thin-walled beams * Stress analysis of aircraft components * Structural constraint * Matrix methods of structural analysis * Elementary aeroelasticity.