Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
Aeroelastic and structural dynamic phenomena play an important
role in many facets of engineering. In particular, an understanding of these
disciplines is essential to the design of aircraft and space vehicles. This
text provides an introduction to structural dynamics and aeroelasticity, with
an emphasis on conventional aircraft. The primary areas considered are structural
dynamics, static aeroelasticity, and dynamic aeroelasticity. The structural
dynamics material emphasizes vibration, the modal representation, and dynamic
response. Aeroelastic phenomena discussed include divergence, aileron reversal,
airload redistribution, unsteady aerodynamics, flutter, and elastic tailoring.
Both exact and approximate solution methodologies are stressed. More than one
hundred illustrations and tables help clarify the text, while upwards of fifty
problems enhance student learning. This text meets the need for an up-to-date
treatment of structural dynamics and aeroelasticity for advanced undergraduate
or beginning graduate aerospace engineering students.