Introduction to Aeronautics A Design Perspective

ISBN-10: 1563477017
ISBN-13: 9781563477010
Edition: 2nd 2004
Authors: Steven A. Brandt
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 465
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134

A textbook offering a resource for students attempting to understand the methods & thought processes involved in designing aircraft. It includes a working knowledge of how an aircraft is shaped & optimized to perform specific missions by countless design decisions.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Nomenclature
Design Thinking
Introduction
Design Method
Design Example
Design and Aeronautics
Brief History of Aircraft Design
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
More Details
References
Problems
Operating Environment
Design Motivation
Characteristics of the Atmosphere
Pressure Measurement
Standard Atmosphere
Common Uses of the Standard Atmosphere
Chapter Summary
More Details--Molecular Collisions and Aerodynamics
Reference
Problems
Aerodynamics and Airfoils
Design Motivation
Basic Aerodynamics
Basic Aerodynamics Applications
Viscous Flow
Airfoil Characteristics
Chapter Summary
More Details
References
Problems
Wings and Airplanes
Design Motivation
Wings
High-Lift Devices
Whole Aircraft Lift
Whole Aircraft Drag and Drag Polar
Mach-Number Effects
Chapter Summary
More Details
Whole Aircraft Analysis Example
References
Problems
Performance
Design Motivation
Equations of Motion
Propulsion
Drag Curves
Lift-to-Drag Ratio
Power Curves
Curve Shifts
Glides
Climbs
Range and Endurance
Takeoff and Landing
Turns
V-n Diagrams
Energy Height and Specific Excess Power
Chapter Summary
More Details--Maneuverability Diagrams and Constraint Analysis
Performance Analysis Example
References
Problems
Stability and Control
Design Motivation
Language
Longitudinal Control Analysis
Longitudinal Stability
Dynamic Longitudinal Stability
Lateral-Directional Stability
Dynamic Lateral-Directional Stability
Chapter Summary
More Details--Calculating Stability Parameters
Stability and Control Analysis Example: F-16A and F-16C
Reference
Problems
Structures
Design Motivation
Solid Mechanics
Types of Stress
Loads
Structural Layout
Materials
Component Sizing
Structural Sizing Example
Weight Estimates
Finite Element Analysis
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Sizing
Design Motivation
Internal Layout
Structures and Weight
Geometry Constraints
Mission Analysis
Sizing Equation
Weight Fraction Method
Weight and Balance
Mission Analysis and Sizing Example
AeroDYNAMIC
Cost
Chapter Summary
References
Problems
Putting It All Together: Conceptual Aircraft Design
Introduction
Overview of the 12 Activities
Customer Focus
Design Synthesis
Geometry Modeling and Engineering Drawing
Aerodynamic Analysis
Propulsion Analysis
Constraint Analysis
Mission Analysis
Weight Analysis
Sizing
Cost Analysis
Optimization
Performance Reporting
Putting It All Together
References
Case Studies and Future Aircraft Designs
Introduction
Case Study 1: 1903 Wright Flyer
Case Study 2: Douglas DC-3
Case Study 3: Evolution of the F-16
Opportunities in Aircraft Design
Design Thinking in Other Contexts
References
Glossary
Supplemental Data
Answers
Index
Supporting Materials

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