- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (April 28, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471699667
- ISBN-13: 978-0471699668
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #994,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Designed to help students get a solid background in structural mechanics and extensively updated to help professionals get up to speed on recent advances
This Second Edition of the bestselling textbook Mechanics of Aircraft Structures combines fundamentals, an overview of new materials, and rigorous analysis tools into an excellent one-semester introductory course in structural mechanics and aerospace engineering. It's also extremely useful to practicing aerospace or mechanical engineers who want to keep abreast of new materials and recent advances. Updated and expanded, this hands-on reference covers:
- Introduction to elasticity of anisotropic solids, including mechanics of composite materials and laminated structures
- Stress analysis of thin-walled structures with end constraints
- Elastic buckling of beam-column, plates, and thin-walled bars
- Fracture mechanics as a tool in studying damage tolerance and durability
Designed and structured to provide a solid foundation in structuralmechanics, Mechanics of Aircraft Structures, Second Edition includesmore examples, more details on some of the derivations, and more sample problems to ensure that students develop a thorough understanding of the principles.
About the Author
C. T. SUN, PHD, is the Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor inthe School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and the recipient of the 2004 Purdue University Research Award. Dr. Sun teaches composites, elasticity, fracture mechanics, and aircraft structures. He is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Society for Composites (ASC).
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What a waste.
The problem is that it's layout is hard to follow and many of the derivations are one-offs with little relation to the rest of the material. A better layout would derive everything in a principled manner and then show how, for example, Bernoulli Euler and Timoshenko beam theory are merely simple versions of general beam theory based on your assumptions. That would really help us understand what assumptions are being made, why they are being made, and we have the tools to tackle whatever by starting from the general equations.
I highly recommend Kosmatka's structures notes from UCSD in place of CT Sun. If it ever is published go for that instead.
If you want to learn aircraft structures, you need to do a research and find texts, where real engineers discuss real-life problems.
I wondered why anyone would force students to waste money on a book that is cleary insufficient, but then I recognized the author's name. It seems the only reason why I am forced to buy this book is because the author is a professor at my school.
Just stay away from this book if you can.
If you're looking for a good basic book on structures, this one probably isn't for you.
Also, they don't actually talk a whole lot about applications to aircraft structures. What the book DOES do is cover the basic theories that one would need to start to analyze aircraft structures. It does not cover design of aircraft structures.