Commercial Airplane Design Principles

Commercial Airplane Design Principles

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Commercial Airplane Design Principles is a succinct, focused text covering all the information required at the preliminary stage of aircraft design: initial sizing and weight estimation, fuselage design, engine selection, aerodynamic analysis, stability and control, drag estimation, performance analysis, and economic analysis.

The text places emphasis on making informed choices from an array of competing options, and developing the confidence to do so.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 622 pages
  • 194 x 238 x 36mm | 1,419.98g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0124199534
  • 9780124199538

Table of contents

Market Survey and Mission Specification
Preliminary Weight Estimation
Fuselage Design
Engine Selection
Wing Design
Tail Design
Landing Gear Design
Refined Weight and Balance Estimate
Drag Estimation
Aircraft Performance
Aircraft Pricing and Economics

Appendix A: Airfoil Characteristics

Appendix B: Atmospheric Properties

Appendix C: Airfoil and Wing Theory and Analysis

Appendix D: Critical Mach Number Curves

Appendix E: Units and Conversion Factors

Appendix F: General Database for Commercial Aircraft
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About Pasquale M Sforza

Pasquale Sforza received his PhD from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1965. He has taught courses related to commercial airplane design at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and the University of Florida. His research interests include propulsion, gas dynamics, and air and space vehicle design. Dr. Sforza has also acted as Co-Editor of the Journal of Directed Energy and Book Review Editor for the AIAA Journal. His previous books include Theory of Aerospace Propulsion (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2011) and Commercial Airplane Design Principles, (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014)
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