MECHANICS OF <b>AIRCRAFT</b> STRUCTURES <p><b>Explore the most up-to-date overview of the foundations of aircraft structures combined with a review of new aircraft materials</b> <p>The newly revised Third Edition of <i>Mechanics of Aircraft Structures</i> delivers a combination of the fundamentals of aircraft structure with an overview of new materials in the industry and a collection of rigorous analysis tools into a single one-stop resource. Perfect for a one-semester introductory course in structural mechanics and aerospace engineering, the distinguished authors have created a textbook that is also ideal for mechanical or aerospace engineers who wish to stay updated on recent advances in the industry. <p>The new edition contains new problems and worked examples in each chapter and improves student accessibility. A new chapter on aircraft loads and new material on elasticity and structural idealization form part of the expanded content in the book. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: <ul><li>A thorough introduction to the characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, including the different types of aircraft structures and their basic structural elements</li> <li>An exploration of load on aircraft structures, including loads on wing, fuselage, landing gear, and stabilizer structures</li> <li>An examination of the concept of elasticity, including the concepts of displacement, strain, and stress, and the equations of equilibrium in a nonuniform stress field</li> <li>A treatment of the concept of torsion</li></ul> <p>Perfect for senior undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace engineering, <i>Mechanics of Aircraft Structures</i> will also earn a place in the libraries of aerospace engineers seeking a one-stop reference to solidify their understanding of the fundamentals of aircraft structures and discover an overview of new materials in the field.