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Dear Friends ,
I need some info on aerostructure materials. I am interested in books related to aerostructures particularly design of wings ,doors, fuselage and engines.
Kindly let me know the names of the books and other sites where I can get the literature on these topics.

RE: Aerostructure

'Analysis and design of flying vehicles' by E.F.Bruhn is a must.

Best regards,

RE: Aerostructure

a useful start for a list
o Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures 1973 by: E. F. Bruhn
o Practical Stress Analysis for Design Engineers 1997 by: Jean-Claude Flabel
o Fundamental of Aircraft Structural Analysis 1997 by: Howard D. Curtis
o Analysis of Aircraft Structures - An Introduction 1993 by: Bruce K. Donaldson
o Aircraft Structures (Reprinted) 1982 by: David. J. Peery (First print) 1950
o Stress in Aircraft and Shell Structures 1956 by: Paul Kuhn
o Weight-Strength Analysis of Aircraft Structures 1960 by: F. R. Shanley
o Airplane Structural Analysis and Design 1963 by: E. Sechler and L. Dunn
o An Introduction to The Theory of Aircraft Structures 1960 by: D. Williams
o Detail Aircraft Structural Analysis 1945 by: G. N. Mangurian and N. M. Johnston, Jr.
o Airplane Structures (Vol. I & II) 1938 by: A. S. Niles & J. S. Newell
o Aircraft Structural Analysis 1947 by: Mangurian and Johnston
o Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students (2nd Edition) 1990 by: T. H. G. Megson
o Theory and Analysis of Flight Structures 1969 by: R. M. Rivello
o Advanced Strength and Applied Stress Analysis 1998 by: Richard G. Budynas
o Roak's Formula for Stress and Strain (6th Edition) 1989 by: Warren C. Young
o Rigid Frame Formulas 1973 by: A. Kleinlogel
o Beams on Elastic Foundation 1971 by: M. Hetenyi
o Fundamentals of Flight 1983 by: Richard Shevell
o Manual on Aircraft Loads 1965 by: J. Taylor
o Structural Loads Analysis for Commercial Transport Aircraft: Theory and Practice 1996 by: Ted L. Lomax
o Gust Loads on Aircraft: Concepts and Applications 1988 by: Frederic M. Hoblit
o Metal Fatigue in Engineering 1980 by: H. Fuchs and R. Stephens
o Fundamentals of Metal Fatigue Analysis 1989 by: J. A. Bannantine, J. J. Comer and J. L. Handrock
o The Practical Use of Fracture Mechanics 1991 by: David Broek
o Stress Concentration Factors 1997 by: R. E. Peterson
o Corrosion Engineering 1986 by: M. G. Fontana
o Principles and Prevention of Corrosion 1991 by: Denny A. Jones
o Lightning Protecion of Aircraft 1990 by: F. A. Fisher and J. A. Plumer
o Landing Gear Design 1958 by: H. G. Conway
o Aircraft Landing Gear Design: Principles and Practices 1988 by: Norman S. Currey
o Synthesis of Subsonic Airplanes Design 1982 by: Egbert Torenbeek (For commercial transport airplanes)
o Optimum Cruise Performance of Subsonic Transport Aircraft 1998 by: Egbert Torenbeek
o Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach 1989 by: Daniel P. Raymer
o Prof. Jam Roskam's Airplane Design Book Series 1990 (Eight books: Part I thru. VIII) (For commuter and general aviation airplanes)
o Supersonic and Subsonic, STOL and VTOL, Airplane Design 1976 by: Gerald Corning
o Fundamentals of Aircraft Design 1975 by: Leland M. Nicolai
o Aerospace Vehicle Design 1968 by: K. D. Wood
o Fluid-Dynamic Lift 1975 by: S. F. Hoerner and H. V. Borst
o Fluid-Dynamic Drag 1965 by: S. F. Hoerner
o Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms-from Concept to Launch 1997 by: Thomas P. Sarafin
o Analysis and Design of Missile Structures 1967 by: E. F. Bruhn; J. I. Orlando and J. F. Meyers
o Structural Design of Missiles and Spacecraft 1962 by: Lewis H. Abraham
o Spacecraft Structures 1966 by: Carl C. Osgood
o Theory of Composites Design 1992 by: Stephen W. Tsai
o Composite Basics 1993 by: A. Marshall
o Composite Aircraft Design 1982 by: Martin Hollmann
o Composite Construction for Homebuilt Aircraft 1984 by: Jack Lambie
o Composite Materials in Aircraft Structures 1990 by: Donald H. Middleton

I hope this helps

Best Regards


RE: Aerostructure

Dear Prandtl and stuart . Many thanks for your mail and the info you have supplied.

RE: Aerostructure


Another possibility is Airframe Structural Design by Michael C Y Niu.

Alternately you could get a list of related titles by doing a search in Amazon.com  If you check the on-line reviews you should get an idea of what level of knowledge the text is aimed at.  

If you are working on a budget, you can usually get some of titles you are interested in more cheaply second-hand at sites such as alibris.com (often ex-library copies that are virtually unused) so its probably worth doing a few searches.


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