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General Aviation Aircraft Design by Snorri Gudmundsson

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Chapter 5

Aircraft Structural Layout

Abstract

An introduction to the structural layout of conventional GA aircraft is provided. Special mentioning of aircraft loads is made to help the student understand how different parts of the aircraft structure are designed to react a specific type of load. Then, information on the characteristics and properties of typical materials used for the construction of the modern GA aircraft. This includes aluminum, steel, titanium, and composite materials. The last section of the chapter presents a description of the fabrication of and installation of various structural components for aircraft, such as the fuselage, wing, and stabilizing surfaces.

Keywords

Steel; aluminum; titanium; composites; graphite; fiberglass; ...

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