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