The engineering publications below are referenced in the KITPLANES series “Stressing Structures“ by David Paule which first appears in the March 2015 issue of the magazine.
Bell Structural Design Manual (55MB PDF)
Military Handbook (MIL-HDBK-5H) Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures (42MB PDF)
Design of Wood Aircraft Structures (5.2MB PDF)
Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) (69MB PDF)
Strength of Metal Aircraft Elements ANC-5 (8.6MB PDF)
Streamline Tube Data (24KB XLS)
Astronautic Structures Manual
NASA MSFC (Marshall Space Flight Center), 1975.
Abstract: This document (Volume 1, 2, and 3) presents a compilation of industry-wide methods in aerospace strength analysis that can be carried out by hand, that are general enough in scope to cover most structures encountered, and that are sophisticated enough to give accurate estimates of the actual strength expected. It provides analysis techniques for the elastic and inelastic stress ranges. It serves not only as a catalog of methods not usually available, but also as a reference source for the background of the methods themselves.
Section A: Introduction, stress and strain, loads, combined stress and interaction curves.
A1.0.0 – Stress and strain
A2.0.0 – Loads
A3.0.0 – Combined stresses
A4.0.0 – Metric system
Section B: Methods of strength analysis.
B1.0.0 – Joints and fasteners
B2.0.0 – Lugs and shear pins
B3.0.0 – Springs
B4.0.0 – Beams, beam tables
B4.5.0 – Plastic bending
B4.5.5 – Plastic bending curves: stainless steel
B4.5.6 – Plastic bending curves: alloy steel
B4.5.7 – Plastic bending curves: titanium
B4.5.8 – Plastic bending curves: aluminum
B4.5.9 – Plastic bending curves: magnesium
B4.6.0 – Beams under axial load
B4.7.0 – Lateral buckling of beams
B4.8.0 – Shear beams
B5.0.0 – Frames, frame tables
B6.0.0 – Rings
B7.0.0 – Thin shells
B7.1.0 – Membrane analysis of thin shells of revolution
B7.1.2 – Dome membrane analysis
B7.2.0 – Local loads on thin spherical shells
B7.2.2 – Local loads on thin cylindrical shells
B7.3.0 – Bending analysis of thin shells
B7.3.4 – Bending analysis of thin shells (cont.)
B8.0.0 – Torsion of solid sections
B8.3.0 – Torsion of thin-walled closed sections
B8.4.0 – Torsion of thin-walled open sections
B9.0.0 – Plates
B9.4.0 – Plates (cont.)
B10.0 – Holes and cutouts in plates
B10.2 – Large holes and cutouts in plates
Section C: Structural stability analysis.
C1.0.0 – Long columns, short columns, crippling
C1.5.0 – Torsional instability of columns
C2.0.0 – Stability of flat plates
C2.2.0 – Stability of curved plates
C3.0.0 – Stability of shells
C3.1.0 – Stability of cylinders
C3.2.0 – Stability of conical shells
C3.3.0 – Stability of doubly curved shells
C3.4.0 – Computer programs in shell stability analysis
C4.0.0 – Local instability of flat panels
Section D: Thermal stresses.
D1.0.0 – Thermal stresses
D3.0.0 – Thermal stresses in beams
D3.2.3 – Thermal stresses in beams (cont.)
D3.7.0 – Thermal stresses in plates
D3.8.0 – Thermal stresses in shells
D4.0.0 – Thermoelastic stability
D5.0.0 – Inelastic thermal effects
D6.0.0 – Thermal shock
Section E: Fatigue and fracture mechanics.
E1.0.0 – Fatigue
E1.3.0 – Fatigue (cont.)
E1.5.0 – Fatigue (cont.)
E2.0.0 – Fracture mechanics
E2.4.0 – Fracture mechanics (cont.)
Section F: Composites.
F1.0.0 – Composites, basic concepts
F1.2.0 – Mechanics of laminated composites
F2.0.0 – Strength of laminated composites
Section G: Rotating machinery.
G1.0.0 – Rotating disks
Section H: Statistics.
H1.0.0 – Statistical methods, introduction
H1.2.0 – Statistical methods, measuring performance of a material