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Mechanics of Aero-structures

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  • Date Published: June 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107075771

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  • Mechanics of Aero-structures is a concise textbook for students of aircraft structures, which covers aircraft loads and maneuvers, as well as torsion and bending of single cell, multi-cell, and open thin-walled structures. Static structural stability, energy methods, and aero-elastic instability are discussed. Numerous examples and exercises are included to enhance students' facility with structural analysis. This well-illustrated textbook is meant for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students in aerospace and aeronautical engineering programs. The material included can be covered in a one semester course. Key Features Include: • Torsion and bending of single cell, multi-cell, and open sections are described in detail. • Aerodynamic loads, maneuvers, and elementary aero-elastic stability are included. • The book begins with a description of the aerodynamics loads to motivate the students. • Includes an in-depth description of energy methods, an essential topic.

    • Opens with a description of aerodynamic loads to motivate students
    • Offers a comprehensive description of energy methods - a key topic
    • Includes separate chapters on torsion and bending - single cell to multi-cell structures are carefully developed
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    'This book has been written with the intention of providing a concise text on the mechanics of aircraft structures for third and fourth year undergraduate students studying in aerospace and aeronautical engineering. The book is nicely presented and is well illustrated. It includes several worked examples to outline the application of the theoretical analyses procedures developed in the various chapters of the book and provides numerous exercises to be carried out by the student to enhance and facilitate the students’ knowledge and understanding of how the structural systems work. The book provides an online resource which gives solutions to the student exercises. This is password protected for lecturers who will use the book to teach aero-structures.' Joe Loughlan, The Aeronautical Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107075771
    • length: 193 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 183 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 172 b/w illus. 5 tables 105 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Aircraft structural components and loads
    2. Elements of elasticity
    3. Energy methods
    4. Torsion
    5. Bending
    6. Stability of structures
    7. Failure theories.

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    Sudhakar Nair

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    Sudhakar Nair, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Sudhakar Nair has taught aircraft structures for over 30 years at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of ASME, Associate Fellow of AIAA, Member of ASEE, Sigma Xi, as well as Tau Beta Pi. He has authored numerous articles on structural mechanics and applied mathematics and is the author of two previous textbooks Introduction to Continuum Mechanics and Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics for Engineering and Physical Sciences. He was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Department Chair and Chair of the Faculty Council at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received the Barnett award for the best teacher and a special commendation from the AIAA student chapter at IIT.

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