472 pages | 749 B/W Illus.
Manufacturing processes for aircraft components include broad activities consisting of multiple materials processing technologies. This book focuses on presenting manufacturing process technologies exclusively for fabricating major aircraft components. Topics covered in a total of twenty chapters are presented with a balanced perspective on the relevant fundamentals and various examples and case studies. An individual chapter is aimed at discussing the scope and direction of research and development in producing high strength lighter aircraft materials, and cost effective manufacturing processes are also included.
"This is a MUST have material, and as a certificated Aerospace Manufacturing individual with highest third degree in Engineering/Technology Management, focus on Technology Transfer in Aerospace Industry for sustainable development, I can say without reservation that it’s a book to enrich this innovative generation."
— Kayode P. Odimayomi, National Space Research & Development Agency (NASRDA), Nigeria
"I enjoyed reviewing the material Dr. Saha has provided in this book. He has assembled a lot of very complex information and distilled it to a level that can be understood and enjoyed by someone who is not an expert in this field already. He has covered a very broad range of information in a very factual and logical manner."
— Billy L. Small, Boeing, USA
Fundamentals of Aerospace Vehicles. Fundamentals of Building an Aircraft. Major Aircraft Materials and its Classification. Manufacturing Principle and Processes of Major Aircraft Metal Products. Introduction to Composite Materials for Aerospace. Structural and Operating System Components of an Aircraft. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes of Metal Components of an Aircraft. Cold Forming of Flat Sheet. Cold Forming of Plate. Cold Forming of Extrusion. Hot Forming of Flat Sheet, Plate and Extrusion. High Energy Forming and Joining. Tube and Duct Forming. Welding Technology in Aerospace. Metal Cutting and Machining Technology. Abrasive Metal Removal and Cutting Processes. Chemical Metal Removal and Chemical Processing of Metals. Manufacturing Processes of Composite Materials for Aerospace. Measurement and Inspection Methods in Aerospace Manufacturing. Research and Development.