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Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
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  • 41 b/w illus. 17 tables 55 exercises
  • Page extent: 184 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 0.54 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 629.134/31
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: TL671.6 .H565 2002
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Airframes--Design and construction
    • Structural design
    • Space vehicles--Dynamics
    • Aeroelasticity

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521806985 | ISBN-10: 0521806984)

Replaced by 9780521195904


Here is 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. Aeroelastic phenomena discussed include divergence, aileron reversal, airload redistribution, unsteady aerodynamics, flutter and elastic tailoring. Over one hundred illustrations and tables help clarify the text, while more than fifty problems enhance student learning.


1. Introduction; 2. Structural dynamics; 3. Static aeroelasticity; 4. Aeroelastic flutter; Bibliography; Appendix A: Lagrange's equation; Index.

Prize Winner

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2003


"Wonderfully written and full of vital information by two unequalled experts on the subject, 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." Current Engineering Practice

"Hodges and Pierce have written this significant publication to fill an important gap in aeronautical engineering education. Highly recommended." Choice

"...a welcome addition to the textbooks available to those with interest in aeroelasticity.... As a textbook, it serves as an excellent resource for advanced undergraduate and entry-level graduate courses in aeroelasticity.... Furthermore, practicing engineers interested in a background in aeroelasticity will find the text to be a friendly primer." AIAA Bulletin

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