Mechanics of Flight

ISBN-10: 0470539755
ISBN-13: 9780470539750
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: Flight mechanics is the science of predicting and controlling the motion that results from the aerodynamic forces and moments acting act on an aircraft. In this new Second Edition, Mechanics of Flight provides a logical order and extensive coverage  More...

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Book details

List price: $110.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/8/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1152
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.004
Language: English

Flight mechanics is the science of predicting and controlling the motion that results from the aerodynamic forces and moments acting act on an aircraft. In this new Second Edition, Mechanics of Flight provides a logical order and extensive coverage in flight mechanics. With an accessible approach, this book offers problems, examples, theories, and applications. Fully updated to include the latest research and developments in flight mechanics plus new coverage of the asymetrical power problem, the Second Edition remains the most comprehensive and student-friendly coverage of mechanics of flight available.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview of Aerodynamics
Introduction and Notation
Fluid Statics and the Atmosphere
The Boundary Layer Concept
Inviscid Aerodynamics
Review of Elementary Potential Flows
Incompressible Flow over Airfoils
Trailing-Edge Flaps and Section Flap Effectiveness
Incompressible Flow over Finite Wings
Flow over Multiple Lifting Surfaces
Wing Stall and Maximum Lift Coefficient
Wing Aerodynamic Center and Pitching Moment
Inviscid Compressible Aerodynamics
Compressible Subsonic Flow
Supersonic Flow
Problems
Overview of Propulsion
Introduction
The Propeller
Propeller Blade Theory
Propeller Momentum Theory
Off-Axis Forces and Moments Developed by a Propeller
Turbojet Engines: The Thrust Equation
Turbojet Engines: Cycle Analysis
The Turbojet Engine with Afterburner
Turbofan Engines
Concluding Remarks
Problems
Aircraft Performance
Introduction
Thrust Required
Power Required
Rate of Climb and Power Available
Fuel Consumption and Endurance
Fuel Consumption and Range
Power Failure and Gliding Flight
Airspeed, Wing Loading, and Stall
The Steady Coordinated Turn
Takeoff and Landing Performance
Accelerating Climb and Balanced Field Length
Problems
Longitudinal Static Stability and Trim
Fundamentals of Static Equilibrium and Stability
Pitch Stability of a Cambered Wing
Simplified Pitch Stability Analysis for a Wing-Tail Combination
Stick-Fixed Neutral Point and Static Margin
Estimating the Downwash Angle on an Aft Tail
Simplified Pitch Stability Analysis for a Wing-Canard Combination
Effects of Drag and Vertical Offset
Effects of Nonlinearities on the Aerodynamic Center
Effect of the Fuselage, Nacelles, and External Stores
Contribution of Running Propellers
Contribution of Jet Engines
Problems
Lateral Static Stability and Trim
Introduction
Yaw Stability and Trim
Estimating the Sidewash Gradient on a Vertical Tail
Estimating the Lift Slope for a Vertical Tail
Effects of Tail Dihedral on Yaw Stability
Roll Stability and Dihedral Effect
Roll Control and Trim Requirements
The Generalized Small-Angle Lateral Trim Requirements
Steady-Heading Sideslip
Engine Failure and Minimum-Control Airspeed
Longitudinal-Lateral Coupling
Control Surface Sign Conventions
Problems
Aircraft Controls and Maneuverability
Longitudinal Control and Maneuverability
Effects of Structural Flexibility
Control Force and Trim Tabs
Stick-Free Neutral and Maneuver Points
Ground Effect, Elevator Sizing, and CG Limits
Stall Recovery
Lateral Control and Maneuverability
Aileron Reversal
Other Control Surface Configurations
Airplane Spin
Problems
Aircraft Equations of Motion
Introduction
Newtons Second Law for Rigid-Body Dynamics
Position and Orientation: The Euler Angle Formulation
Rigid-Body 6-DOF Equations of Motion
Linearized Equations of Motion
Force and Moment Derivatives
Nondimensional Linearized Equations of Motion
Transformation of Stability Axes
Inertial and Gyroscopic Coupling
Problems
Linearized Longitudinal Dynamics
Fundamentals of Dynamics: Eigenproblems
Longitudinal Motion: The Linearized Coupled Equations
Short-Period Approximation
Long-Period Approximation
Pure Pitching Motion
Summary
Problems
Linearized Lateral Dynamics
Introduction
Lateral Motion: The Linearized Coupled Equations
Roll Approximation
Spiral Approximation
Dutch Roll Approximation
Pure Rolling Motion
Pure Yawing Motion
Longitudinal-Lateral Coupling
Nonlinear Effects
Summary
Problems
Aircraft Handling Qualities and Control Response
Introduction
Pilot Opinion
Dynamic Handling Quality Prediction
Response to Control Inputs
Nonlinear Effects and Longitudinal-Lateral Coupling
Problems
Aircraft Flight Simulation
Introduction
Euler Angle Formulations
Direction-Cosine Formulation
Euler Axis Formulation
The Euler-Rodrigues Quaternion Formulation
Quaternion Algebra
Relations between the Quaternion and Other Attitude Descriptors
Applying Rotational Constraints to the Quaternion Formulation
Closed-Form Quaternion Solution for Constant Rotation
Numerical Integration of the Quaternion Formulation
Summary of the Flat-Earth Quaternion Formulation
Aircraft Position in Geographic Coordinates
Problems
Bibliography
Appendixes
Standard Atmosphere, SI Units
Standard Atmosphere, English Units
Aircraft Moments of Inertia
Nomenclature
Index

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