As with the first edition, this textbook provides a clear introduction to the fundamental theory of structural analysis as applied to vehicular structures such as aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles and ships. The emphasis is on the application of fundamental concepts of structural analysis that are employed in everyday engineering practice. All approximations are accompanied by a full explanation of their validity. In this new edition, more topics, figures, examples and exercises have been added. There is also a greater emphasis on the finite element method of analysis. Clarity remains the hallmark of this text and it employs three strategies to achieve clarity of presentation: essential introductory topics are covered, all approximations are fully explained and many important concepts are repeated.Compare this strength of materials solution to the theory of elasticity solution for the normal stresses as given in Exercise 8.2. ... (d) According to the aquot;Manual of Steel Construction, aquot; a W 14 X 109 homogeneous, doubly symmetric cross- section, anbsp;...

Title | : | Analysis of Aircraft Structures |

Author | : | Bruce K. Donaldson |

Publisher | : | Cambridge University Press - 2008-03-24 |

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