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The purpose of this text is to provide clear instruction in the fundamental concepts of the theory of structural analysis as applied to vehicular structures such as aircraft, automobiles, ships and spacecraft. It employs three strategies to achieve clarity of presentation all approximations are fully explained, many important concepts are repeated, only essential introductory topics are covered.
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Table of Contents

List of Repeated Engineering Symbols
Pt. I The Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
Alpha Ch Stress in Structures 3
Beta Ch Stresses and Coordinate Axis Rotations 39
Gamma Ch Displacements and Strains 70
Delta Ch Strains in Rotated Coordinate Systems 100
Epsilon Ch The Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials 118
Zeta Ch Linearly Elastic Materials 153
Pt. II Introduction to the Theory of Elasticity
Eta Ch The Theory of Elasticity 175
Theta Ch Plane Stress Theory of Elasticity Solutions 201
Iota Ch Part I and Part II Review Questions 220
Pt. III The Engineering Theory for Straight, Long Beams
Kappa Ch Bending and Extensional Stresses in Beams 229
Lambda Ch Beam Bending and Extensional Deflections 274
Mu Ch Additional Beam Bending Topics 311
Nu Ch Uniform Torsion of Beams 367
Xi Ch Beam Torsion Approximate Solutions 405
Omicron Ch Beam Bending and Torsion Review 439
Pi Ch Beam Shearing Stresses Due to Shearing Forces 448
Pt. IV Work and Energy Methods and Derivative Numerical Methods
Rho Ch Work and Potential Energy Principles 481
Sigma Ch The Unit Load Method for Determinate Structures 523
Tau Ch The Unit Load Method for Indeterminate Structures 566
Upsilon Ch Numerical Analyses 618
Phi Ch Introduction to the Finite Element Method 630
Chi Ch Finite Element Truss Problems 688
Psi Ch Basic Aspects of Multidimensional Finite Elements 708
Omega Ch Energy and Associated Numerical Methods Review 747
Pt. V Thin Plate Theory and Structural Stability
Yu Ch Thin Plate Theory 757
Ya Ch Elastic and Aeroelastic Instabilities 794
Appendix I Mathematics Review 840
Appendix II Additional Topics 850
Selected Answers 867
References 928
Index 931
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