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need information on the structural design of an aircraft fuselage?

any info or websites on the following:

1. Fuselage Structural Design Loads

2. Different Fuselage Structural Design Solutions

3. Main Load-Carrying Elements and their specific functions

4. The intersection of the fuselage with the wing

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Stefan, here's a forum where us aircraft structural engineering nerds hang out. You can find a lot of useful information there.

    If you're interested in learning more (and you have 2 weeks and a couple of grand to spend), I think the absolute best course available for understanding aircraft loads is Alteon's (a Boeing company) Aircraft Structural Repair for Engineers course.

    Another good option is buying Jean-Claude Flabel's book, Practical Stress Analysis for Design Engineers, for $98.

    Better yet enroll in his distance learning course - book is included - for $795

    Please note: I am NOT an affiliate for either course. I have absolutely nothing to gain personally from promoting either one. I HAVE taken both these courses, and I freely endorse them.

  • 1 decade ago

    I doubt you will find any web site about those topics. The company that do this kind of work (Boeing, Airbus and the like) are less than a dozen worldwide, and would not have the time to put that info on a web site (and for what purpose would they?). Then you have the universities that teach this kind of stuff, and again, why would they put that info out?

    What you need is a good book on the topic, the best is Bruhn "Analysis and design of flight vehicle structures". It is very expensive due to its limited distribution and the amount of work that went into it, and remains the standard after 33 years.

    Either that or you enrol in a university in aerospace engineering.

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