Composite Airframe Structures
This book is intended to advance
the technical understanding and practical knowledge of advanced composites,
emphasizing the design and manufacture of airframe structures. All aspects at
composite design will be discussed in a thorough and rigorous fashion which
includes guidelines, observations, design factors, pros and cons of design cases,
and troubleshooting techniques. Another purpose of this book is to give composite
designers and engineers a practical design tool, containing broad data and information
gained from past experience and lessons learned in design and fabrication of
composite components, that can be used to design low cost and weight efficient
composite structures with high structural integrity.
It must be remembered that composite airframe structural design encompassed almost all the engineering disciplines, and engineers who need hands-on information and data that are technically sound and emphasize rational design and technical analysis, and this book was written with that need in mind.