MOST of the structural analysis problems that have resulted from the use of thinwalled construction seem to fall into two general classes Stress distribution and buckling. Even these classes cannot be entirely separated, as the stress distribution can be greatly affected by buckling phenomena. A thorough understanding of the general principles of buckling or structural instability is therefore essential for efficient and safe design of modern aircraft structures.
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1939