About the Book :
The proposed is an update of a successful textbook for courses in aerospace engineering at the senior undergrad and first year graduate level in structural mechanics. The book focuses on three levels of coverage driven by recent advances in industry: 1) The increase in the use of commercial finite element codes require an improved capability in students to formulate the problem and develop a judgement of the accuracy of the numerical results; 2) The focus on fracture mechanics as a tool in studying damage tolerance and durability has made it necessary to introduce students at the undergraduate level to this subect; 3) Finally, a new class of materials including advanced composites, are very different from the traditional metallic materials, requiring students and practitioners to understand the advantages the new materials make possible. CT Sun covers all of the above in a easy to understand manner. This new edition provides more homework problems for each chapter, more examples, and more details in some of the derivations.
Interesting Facts :
1.Builds students' and engineers' understanding of commercial finite element codes and their impact on structural analysis.2.Coverage of fracture mechanics and its relation to the study of aircraft structure damage tolerance and durability analysis.3.Provides analysis of how advanced composite materials are being used in aircraft structures.4.Expanded examples and homework problems plus more detailed derivations of key equations that students have asked for.5.A solutions manual will be available.
Preface.Preface to the First Edition.1.Characteristics of Aircraft Structures and Materials.2.Introduction to Elasticity.3.Torsion.4.Bending and Flexural Shear.5.Flexural Shear Flow in Thin-Walled Sections.6.Failure Criteria for Isotropic Materials.7.Elastic Buckling.8.Analysis of Composite Laminates.Index