PHASE I completed! The manuscript is done.

PHASE II starting now. Time for polishing!

PHASE III (Publication) planned for winter 2021.

By Stephan Couture

Becoming an aircraft stress engineer.

The ultimate aircraft stress analysis guide containing the best kept secrets, tips and words of wisdom from the Aerospace Structure Analysis world.

With many complete calculation examples covering many types of aircraft structures, Becoming an aircraft stress engineer is a great companion to the aerospace engineer who wants to acquire real stress analysis hands-on experience rapidly. Filled with some advice and personnal comments, the book guides the reader similar in a way to a mentor-ship by demonstrating how to perform analyses on aircraft structures starting from drawings and resulting in aircraft certification stress reports. 

Here’s another very nice book you might be interested in.

Practical Finite Element Analysis for Mechanical Engineers” is a book about the practical aspect of finite element analysis for structural engineers.

The objective is to offer the best practical methods and guidelines for the development and validation of finite element models.

It gives to the structural engineers the keys to developing accurate and reliable finite element models by avoiding the most frequent errors. It contains around 100 examples which illustrate the different modeling techniques.

Author: Dominique Madier

Available in October 2020.

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I wish I had had this book when I started my career in Aerospace stress engineering.

– Stef

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