"Analysis of structure has its conception for the engineer early in his formal education and follows a set sequency from solving for equilibrium in simple beams and free bodies to more complicated solutions for stresses and deflections in multiply redundant structures.

Difficulty arises for the engineer when he loses the sequence of the subject and finds himself memorizing formulas and methods of solution without a clear and concise understanding of the underlying fundamental principles involved in arriving at these formulae and methods of solution.

The Aircraft Structural Analyst finds himself in a relatively new field of engineering structural design. Here the problems encountered are different, more complicated, and more exacting, as far as a complete knowledge or underlying assumptions and approximations are concerned, than structural problems encountered by other engineers.

With the assumption that the reader of this report has a background in elementary mechanics of elastic bodies and understands the assumptions that exist in the basic elastic theories, it is the intent of this report to take the reader from start to finish through the method of analysis of indeterminate structures which, through past experience, has been observed to be the most flexible, all encompassing, method available for the solution of the most complicated problems encountered in aircraft structural design"--Preface, page 1.


Carlton, E. W.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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Professional Degree in Civil Engineering


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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iv, 64 leaves


© 1958 John B. Heagler, Jr., All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Structural analysis (Engineering)

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T 1168

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