In this latest contribution to the conceptual design of an aircraft Denis Howe presents comprehensive coverage of all aspects of loading action analysis, together with the logical extension to the conceptual design of the airframe. He thereby meets two perceived needs which are not currently addressed by existing aircraft design texts, where loading analysis tends to be dealt with somewhat superficially, treating only the basic symmetric flight envelope, and where structural analysis often assumes that a certain level of design detail has already been established.
Graduate and post-graduate level aeronautical students will welcome the approach offered by Aircraft Loading and Structural Layout. Practising engineers in the aircraft industry will find a useful loading action reference, providing a simple method for the derivation of initial structural data for input to advance analysis programs and the interpretation of the output from them.
Denis Howe is an aviation consultant and acknowledged expert in the field of aircraft design. His career spans 55 years, much of which has been spent teaching aircraft design at postgraduate level. He has an international reputation, having presented papers at conferences worldwide and lectured in may different countries. He has also been involved in a number of actual aircraft designs, for example as Chief Designer responsible for the Canfield A1 aircraft as well as other more sophisticated projects.