Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (July 29, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.2 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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This is an excellent book for the undergraduate. Having studied Aircraft Structures at Embry-Riddle under some of the book's contributors, I recognize it as a valuable resource of A/C Structures theory. Excellent examples and logically outlined, I highly recommend it.
I went to ERAU where the main author teaches. He's an extremely smart person , but he's out of touch with reality and practicality. With that in mind, it's a very difficult book to read, not including the many errors in it. As far as "aircraft" structural analysis is concerned, this book covers extremely little. It's basically a generic structural analysis book with an airplane on the cover. If you want real aircraft structural analysis books, get Bruhn and Peery.
The publisher (McGraw Hill) should release an errata or a new updated version due to the amount of errors that this textbook has. Author didn't do a good job explaining some of the materials, especially shear lag & virtual work; thus the book is quite difficult to understand & read. The next edition should provide more relevant examples, so students/readers would be able to do the homework problems without extensive aid of solution manual.Conclusion: An overpriced, outdated & difficult to read textbook. Save your money for something else.
This is an absolutely terrible book to try to learn from. Our professor has not given us the 81 pages of corrections, so we don't know if we can even look at the examples to try and model after them. It truly makes it impossible to learn when you can't even trust what you're learning from.
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