• M. Esslinger
  • B. Geier
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 236)


Aeroplanes have to be extremely light, otherwise they will not be able to fly. Hence, aircraft engineers must deal with light-weight structures which are usually thin-walled and liable to buckling if subjected to compressive load. Thus, in aircraft engineering structural stability plays an important rôle.


Aircraft Engineer Cylinder Wall Circular Cylindrical Shell Radial Load Lateral Deflection 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Esslinger
    • 1
  • B. Geier
  1. 1.Institut für Flugzeugbau BraunschweigGermany

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