Complete coverage of aircraft design, manufacturing, and maintenanceAircraft Materials and Analysis addresses aircraft design, mechanical and structural factors in aviation, flight loads, structural integrity, stresses, properties of materials, compression, bending, and aircraft fatigue. Detailed analysis of the failure processis provided.
This authoritative guide examines materials used in aircraft construction such as aluminum, steel, glass, composite, rubber, and carbon fiber. Maintenanceprocedures for corrosion and aging aircraft are discussed and methods of inspection such as nondestructive testingand nondestructive inspection are described. Accident investigation case studies review aircraft design, materialbehavior, NTSB findings, safety, stress factors, and human factor involvement. End-of-chapter questions reinforce thetopics covered in this practical resource.
Aircraft Materials and Analysis covers:
The aircraft--standards for design, structural integrity, and system safety
Loads on the aircraft
Torsion, compression, and bending loads
Aircraft riveted joints and pressure vessels
Heat treatments of metals
Aircraft fatigue/aircraft material fatigue
Dynamic stress, temperature stress, and experimental methods
Nondestructive Testing (NDT)
Aviation maintenance management
Case studies and human factors