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Aircraft structures for engineering students

Author: T H G Megson
Publisher: Oxford ; Waltham, MA : Butterworth-Heinemann, ©2013.
Series: Elsevier aerospace engineering series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T H G Megson
ISBN: 0080969054 9780080969053
OCLC Number: 757930734
Description: xv, 859 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. A: Fundamentals of structural analysis --
Sect. A1: Elasticity --
Ch.1. Basic elasticity --
1.1. Stress --
1.2. Notation for forces and stresses --
1.3. Equations of equilibrium --
1.4. Plane stress --
1.5. Boundary conditions --
1.6. Determination of stresses on inclined planes --
1.7. Principal stresses --
1.8. Mohr's circle of stress --
1.9. Strain --
1.10. Compatibility equations --
1.11. Plane strain --
1.12. Determination of strains on inclined planes --
1.13. Principal strains --
1.14. Mohr's circle of strain --
1.15. Stress-strain relationships --
1.16. Experimental measurement of surface strains --
References --
Problems --
Ch. 2. Two-dimensional problems in elasticity --
2.1. Two-dimensional problems --
2.2. Stress functions --
2.3. Inverse and semi-inverse methods --
2.4. St. Venant's principle --
2.5. Displacements --
2.6. Bending of an end-loaded cantilever --
Reference --
Problems --
Ch. 3. Torsion of solid sections --
3.1. Prandtl stress function solution --
3.2. St. Venant warping function solution --
3.3. The membrane analogy --
3.4. Torsion of a narrow rectangular strip --
References --
Problems --
Sect. A2: Virtual work, energy, and matrix methods --
Ch. 4. Virtual work and energy methods --
4.1. Work --
4.2. Principle of virtual work --
4.3. Applications of the principle of virtual work --
Reference --
Problems --
Ch. 5. Energy methods --
5.1. Strain energy and complementary energy --
5.2. Principle of the stationary value of the total complementary energy --
5.3. Application to deflection problems --
5.4. Application to the solution of statically indeterminate systems --
5.5. Unit load method --
5.6. Flexibility method --
5.7. Total potential energy --
5.8. Principle of the stationary value of the total potential energy --
5.9. Principle of superposition --
5.10. Reciprocal theorem --
5.11. Temperature effects --
References --
Problems --
Ch. 6. Matrix methods --
6.1. Notation --
6.2. Stiffness matrix for an elastic spring --
6.3. Stiffness matrix for two elastic springs in line --
6.4. Matrix analysis of pin-jointed frameworks --
6.5. Application to statically indeterminate frameworks --
6.6. Matrix analysis of space frames --
6.7. Stiffness matrix for a uniform beam --
6.8. Finite element method for continuum structures --
References --
Further reading --
Problems --
Sect. A3: Thin plate theory --
Ch. 7. Bending of thin plates --
7.1. Pure bending of thin plates --
7.2. Plates subjected to bending and twisting --
7.3. Plates subjected to a distributed transverse load --
7.4. Combined bending and in-plane loading of a thin rectangular plate --
7.5. Bending of thin plates having a small initial curvature --
7.6. Energy method for the bending of thin plates --
Further reading --
Problems --
Sect. A4: Structural instability --
Ch. 8. Columns --
8.1. Euler buckling of columns --
8.2. Inelastic buckling --
8.3. Effect of initial imperfections --
8.4. Stability of beams under transverse and axial loads --
8.5. Energy method for the calculation of buckling loads in columns --
8.6. Flexural-torsional buckling of thin-walled columns --
References --
Problems --
Ch. 9. Thin plates --
9.1. Buckling of thin plates --
9.2. Inelastic buckling of plates --
9.3. Experimental determination of the critical load for a flat plate --
9.4. Local instability --
9.5. Instability of stiffened panels --
9.6. Failure stress in plates and stiffened panels --
9.7. Tension field beams --
References --
Problems --
Sect. A5: Vibration of structures --
Ch. 10. Structural vibration --
10.1. Oscillation of mass-spring systems --
10.2. Oscillation of beams --
10.3. Approximate methods for determining natural frequencies --
Problems --
pt. B: Analysis of aircraft structures: --
Sect. B1: Principles of stressed skin construction --
Ch. 11. Materials --
11.1. Aluminum alloys --
11.2. Steel --
11.3. Titanium --
11.4. Plastics --
11.5. Glass --
11.6. Composite materials --
11.7. Properties of materials --
Problems --
Ch. 12 Structural components of aircraft --
12.1. Loads on structural components --
12.2. Function of structural components --
12.3. Fabrication of structural components --
12.4. Connections --
Reference --
Problems --
Sect. B2: Airworthiness and airframe loads --
Ch. 13. Airworthiness --
13.1. Factors of the safety-flight envelope --
13.2. Load factor determination --
Reference --
Ch. 14. Airframe loads --
14.1. Aircraft inertia loads --
14.2. Symmetric maneuver loads --
14.3. Normal accelerations associated with various types of maneuver --
14.4. Gust loads --
References --
Problems --
Ch. 15. Fatigue --
15.1. Safe life and fail-safe structures --
15.2. Designing against fatigue --
15.3. Fatigue strength of components --
15.4. Prediction of aircraft fatigue life --
15.5. Crack propagation --
References --
Further reading --
Problems --
Sect. B3: Bending, shear and torsion of thin-walled beams --
Ch. 16. Bending of open and closed, thin-walled beams --
16.1. Symmetrical bending --
16.2. Unsymmetrical bending --
16.3. Deflections due to bending --
16.4. Calculation of section properties --
16.5. Applicability of bending theory --
16.6. Temperature effects --
Reference --
Problems --
Ch. 17. Shear of beams --
17.1. General stress, strain, and displacement relationships for open and single-cell closed section thin-walled beams --
17.2. Shear of open section beams --
17.3. Shear of closed section beams --
Reference --
Problems --
Ch. 18. Torsion of beams --
18.1. Torsion of closed section beams --
18.2. Torsion of open section beams --
Problems --
Ch. 19. Combined open and closed section beams --
19.1. Bending --
19.2. Shear --
19.3. Torsion --
Problems --
Ch. 20. Structural idealization --
20.1. Principle --
20.2. Idealization of a panel --
20.3. Effect of idealization on the analysis of open and closed section beams --
20.4. Deflection of open and closed section beams --
Problems --
Sect. B4: Stress analysis of aircraft components --
Ch. 21. Wing spars and box beams --
21.1. Tapered wing spar --
21.2. Open and closed section beams --
21.3. Beams having variable stringer areas --
Problems --
Ch. 22. Fuselages --
22.1. Bending --
22.2. Shear --
22.3. Torsion --
22.4. Cut-outs in fuselages --
Problems --
Ch. 23. Wings --
23.1. Three-boom shell --
23.2. Bending --
23.3. Torsion --
23.4. Shear --
23.5. Shear center --
23.6. Tapered wings --
23.7. Deflections --
23.8. Cut-outs in wings --
Problems --
Ch. 24. Fuselage frames and wing ribs --
24.1. Principles of stiffener/web construction --
24.2. Fuselage frames --
24.3. Wing ribs --
Problems --
Ch. 25. Laminated composite structures --
25.1. Elastic constants of a simple lamina --
25.2. Stress-strain relationships for an orthotropic ply (macro approach) --
25.3. Thin-walled composite beams --
References --
Problems --
Section B5 Structural and loading discontinuities --
Ch. 26. Closed section beams --
26.1. General aspects --
26.2. Shear stress distribution at a built-in end of a closed section beam --
26.3. Thin-walled rectangular section beam subjected to torsion --
26.4. Shear lag --
Reference --
Problems --
Ch. 27. Open section beams --
27.1. I-section beam subjected to torsion --
27.2. Torsion of an arbitrary section beam --
27.3. Distributed torque loading --
27.4. Extension of the theory to allow for general systems of loading --
27.5. Moment couple (bimoment) --
References --
Problems --
Sect. B6: Introduction to aeroelasticity --
Ch. 28. Wing problems --
28.1. Types of problem --
28.2. Load distribution and divergence --
28.3. Control effectiveness and reversal --
28.4. Introduction to "flutter" --
References --
Problems.
Series Title: Elsevier aerospace engineering series.
Responsibility: T.H.G. Megson.

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