Practical Analysis of Aircraft Composites   -   Available in late 2017



  •        PART 1 - ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
  •   1 - Introduction
  •   2 - Analysis Overview and Composites Versus Metals
  •   3 - Material Elasticity
  •   4 - Laminate Elasticity
  •   5 - Effective Elastic Constants
  •   6 - Bending Stiffness
  •   7 - Laminate and Ply Stress/Strain
  •   8 - Interlaminar Stress
  •   9 - Unnotched Strength
  • 10 - Small Notch Strength
  • 11 - Mechanically Fastened Joints
  • 12 - Bonded Metal Joints
  • 13 - Bonded Composite Joints, Disbonds/Delaminations, and Interlaminar Fracture Mechanics
  • 14 - Mechancially Fastened Joints versus Bonded Joints
  • 15 - Repairs
  • 16 - Beams
  • 17 - Stability
  • 18 - Sandwich Structures
  • 19 - Large Cuts and Cutouts
  • 20 - Post Impact Strength
  • 21 - Mechanical Properties and Preliminary Desgin Values
  • 22 - Design Guidelines
  • 23 - Analysis Considerations

  •        PART 2 - REQUIREMENTS AND SUBSTANTIATION
  • 24 - Fatigue
  • 25 - Static Strength Requirements
  • 26 - Damage Tolerance
  • 27 - Durability and Damage Resistance
  • 28 - Structural Substantiation

  •         APPENDICES
  •   A - Micromechanics
  •   B - Hygrothermal - Effective Load and Effective Properties
  •   C - Elliptical Cutout - Stress Field Solution
  •   D - Fastener Load Distribution - Additional Solutions
  •   E - Bonded Joints - Processing and Quality Control
  •   F - Cross Section Properties
  •   G - Example Problems

Overview

Structural analysis of composite structures is a complex topic. A purely academic approach is usually insufficient and potentially misleading. This book presents both the academic and practical approaches for engineers. The author hopes it will be useful to entry level and experienced structural analysts.

- The first part of this book consists of an introduction to composites, basic mechanics, analysis methods, and mechanical properties.

- The second part of this book focuses on requirements and structual substantiation. This is a critical aspect to composite analysis and must be incorporated with analytical methods.

The analysis of composite structures is an immense topic that cannot be fully addressed in a single book. This book focuses on commonly used methods in the aircraft industry. The primary material system for discussion is a composite with carbon fibers and an epoxy matrix. The emphasis is on large fixed wing aircraft, though many of the methods may be extended beyond this use.