Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students by T.h.g. MegsonAircraft Structures for Engineering Students by T.h.g. Megson

Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students

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Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Fifth Edition,is the leading self-contained aircraft structures course text. It covers all fundamental subjects, including elasticity, structural analysis, airworthiness, and aeroelasticity.

The author has revised and updated the text throughout and added new examples and exercises using Matlab. Additional worked examples make the text even more accessible by showing the application of concepts to airframe structures.

The text is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students of aerospace and aeronautical engineering. It is also suitable for professional development and training courses.



  • 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

About The Author

T.H.G. Megson is a professor emeritus with the Department of Civil Engineering at Leeds University (UK). For Elsevier he has written the market leading Butterworth Heinemann textbooks Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students and Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis (a briefer derivative of the aircraft structures book), as ...
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Title:Aircraft Structures for Engineering StudentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080969054

ISBN - 13:9780080969053

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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

Editorial Reviews

"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