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stress analysis/ fea book

stress analysis/ fea book

stress analysis/ fea book

Hi everyone,
I am an aerospace engineering student who has Just finshed his studies.
I would like to work as stress / fem analyst.
I was wondering if you could raccomandate me a Good book; i have Just read any topics about thimoshenko's books, but i have noticed that these book are very old.
There are more new recommended books or you think that the oldest book are Always recommended?
Thanks to all.

RE: stress analysis/ fea book

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Old books are always good to have. Consider the reasons:
Aircraft serve for 20, 30, 40 years. The design principles are still effective.
The methods of FEM and stress analysis have not substantially changed in 40 years. 90% of FEM models are linear models, processed with NASTRAN or its derivatives.
In classical methods, you solve a lot of problems by looking up a method in Roark.

The new design, the creativity comes from what you DO WITH the method.

Please remember: we're not all rednecks!

RE: stress analysis/ fea book

For a book on Finite Element Analysis I would have thought you'd just start by using the textbook you learned from in your program. If you didn't have a course in FEM I'd be surprised. Still I would recommend "A First Course in Finite Element Method" by Daryl Logan.

You will probably hear a lot of people recommend the tried and true classics, so I'll just point out a couple I think are even better, but often overlooked:
Aircraft Structures by David J. Peery, and "Theory and Analysis of Flight Structures" by Robert M. Rivello.

Keep em' Flying
//Fight Corrosion!

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