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    Aircraft Performance (Cambridge Aerospace) (Paperback) By (author) W.Austyn Mair, By (author) David L. Birdsall, Other adaptation by M. J. Rycroft, Other adaptation by Wei Shyy

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    DescriptionThis book describes the principles and equations required for evaluating the performance of an aircraft. After introductory chapters on the atmosphere, basic flight theory and drag, the book goes on to consider in detail the estimation of climbing performance, the relevant characteristics of power plants, take-off and landing performance, range and turning performance. There is then a short account of the use of vectored thrust and a final chapter on transonic and supersonic flight. The emphasis is on deriving and applying simple analytical expressions rather than on computations from extensive numerical data, but all the exemplary calculations refer to current types of aircraft and the few necessary data are provided. The greater part of the book refers to subsonic aircraft flying at subcritical speeds, which can be dealt with using relatively simple equations, but it is shown that some of this simplicity can be carried over to transonic and supersonic speeds.


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    Title
    Aircraft Performance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W.Austyn Mair, By (author) David L. Birdsall, Other adaptation by M. J. Rycroft, Other adaptation by Wei Shyy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 324
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 480 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521568364
    ISBN 10: 0521568366
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.3
    BIC subject category V2: TRP
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002000
    Libri: I-TE
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A87400000
    BIC subject category V2: TGMF1
    DC22: 629.132
    DC20: 629.132
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16890
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: TGMF, TRP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    120 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    19 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    Review of the hardback: 'What a pleasure it is to welcome a book on performance which has all the necessary virtues. It sets sensible boundaries and inside them it is comprehensive, well balanced and well written.' Aeronautical Journal
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; Aerodynamic foundations; Basic flight theory; Drag equations; Climbing performance; Power plants; Take-off and landing performance; Fuel consumption, range and endurance; Turning performance; Vectored thrust; Transonic and supersonic flight; Appendices.