Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students / Edition 5

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Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students is the leading self contained aircraft structures course text. It covers all fundamental subjects, including elasticity, structural analysis, airworthiness and aeroelasticity. Now in its fifth edition, the author has revised and updated the text throughout and added new examples and exercises using Matlab(c). Additional worked examples make the text even more accessible by showing application of concepts to airframe structures. Includes a Solutions Manual available to all adopting teachers.

• New worked examples throughout the text aid understanding and relate concepts to real world applications
• Matlab examples and exercises added throughout to support use of computational tools in analysis and design

• An extensive aircraft design project case study shows the application of the major techniques in the book
• More end of chapter exercises, with an accompanying Solutions Manual (for instructors only) at

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'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

"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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080969053
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/13/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 933,130
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

T.H.G. Megson is a professor emeritus with the Department of Civil Engineering at Leeds University (UK).

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Table of Contents

Part A: Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

A1 Elasticity

A2 Virtual Work, Energy and Matrix Methods

A3 Thin Plate Theory

A4 Structural Instability

A5 Vibration of Structures

Part B Analysis of Aircraft Structures

B1 Principles of Stressed Skin Construction

B2 Airworthiness and Airframe Loads

B3 Bending, Shear and Torsion of Thin-Walled Beams

B4 Stress Analysis of Aircraft Components

B5 Structural And Load Discontinuities

B6 Introduction to Aeroelasticity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2015

    The Hunger Games ~ RP

    Res 1- . . .
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    Res 5- Training Area
    Res 6- Stylists/Tribute Rooms
    Res 7- District 1
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    Res 9- District 3
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    Res 17- District 11
    Res 18- District 12
    1) Godmodders in the Arena will be warned and then killed immediately.
    2) This is like the actual Hunger Games. You choose a District and live there. The Reaping will be held before every game and a female and a male tribute will be chosen at random. Everyone else will watch the Games and live their daily lives. Once someone has won a game, they will return to their District as Victors. Please try to keep the District populations equal.
    3) After the Reaping, the tributes will go to their stylists, the parade, then to their rooms. Afterwards, training will be held. After all of this, the games will begin. Each games will be held at a seperate location and the location will not be revealed until every Tribute is ready.
    4) At the Cornucopia: A list of the objects stashed there will be provided. Once an object is taken, there is no getting another. When you retrieve an object, please include it in your post in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. It would be convenient if you continued to state what you have until you have left the Cornucopia.
    5) When you die, please list every item you have on your person. That way, your killer or a scavenger can collect your items. After you die, please refrain from posting further during the games. If your character dies, simply make a new one and put them in your prefered District.
    6) Love and relationships are okay, but it is better if you only do it while you are in the District. If in the games, we don't need more KatnissxPeeta incidents.
    7) Keep it realistic. I should hope you have read the books to know about Panem and the Hunger Games.
    8) Not everyone needs to be a Tribute or person in a District! You can be a gamemaker, stylist, or someone else!
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    Posted October 21, 2014


    Only seven, for each main element OTHER than Fire (since that's taken). Required: Name as a human, name as a Skylander, gender, element (Fire is taken), species as a Skylander, appearance (be descriptive), powers (don't be overpowered), and personality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    This textbook is horrible. There are little to no practice probl

    This textbook is horrible. There are little to no practice problems to work and the examples are just over complicated to the point of frustration. I have never seen a book with so few problems to work, it is unbelievable. 

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    Posted December 12, 2013

    The Games

    Which will happen tomorrow.

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