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Practical Analysis of Aircraft Composites is a comprehensive guide to the analysis of composite aircraft materials, combining theory with proven practical approaches. Invaluable to both practicing professionals and academics, Practical Analysis of Aircraft Composites covers a wide variety of topics including:

  • Basic mechanics of composite materials
  • Principles of Classical Laminate Theory
  • Unnotched strength prediction and notched strength prediction
  • Analysis methods for mechanically fastened joints
  • Bonded joint analysis for both metal and composite adherends
  • Stability solutions for laminated plates and built-up structures
  • Composite beams and sandwich structures
  • Unique mechanical properties of composites
  • Structural requirements and structural substantiation for aircraft composites
  • Practical aspects for Durability and Damage Tolerance (DaDT)
  • Standard design practices for laminates, joints, and sandwich structures