The objective of the book is to present the practical and fundamental information for the analysis of composites. For the most part, these aspects are relatively consistent among companies (though each company has differences in their approaches). The basic principles can be considered “ingredients” and include:

The reader can then use these ingredients to help develop specific methods (the “recipe”) for higher-level structures such as:

A “cook book” strategy is to provide both the “ingredients” and also the “recipe”. While this can sometimes be effective for metals, this strategy may not be effective for composites for the following reasons:

So as you can see, there are many variables to consider when developing a “recipe” for higher-level composite structures. Attempting to present specific “cook book” solutions has the potential to be limiting, misleading, and in conflict with each company’s strategy. In fact, even the “ingredients” for composites are different between companies, but to lesser degree than "recipes" for higher-level structures.

That said, it is still possible to discuss higher level structures in a general manner. For example, there are typical checks that often size each type of structure and each structure has unique aspects to consider. Some of these aspects are discussed in the book and a later edition may further expand upon this. However, for the reasons previously discussed, later editions are not expected to provide “cook book” solutions for higher level aircraft composite structures.