Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight

Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight

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Geared toward upper-level undergrads, graduate students, and practicing engineers, this comprehensive treatment of the dynamics of atmospheric flight focuses especially on the stability and control of airplanes. An extensive set of numerical examples covers STOL airplanes, subsonic jet transports, hypersonic flight, stability augmentation, and wind and density gradients.
The equations of motion receive a very full treatment, including the effects of the curvature and rotation of the Earth and distortional motion. Complete chapters are given to human pilots and handling qualities and to flight in turbulence, with numerical examples for a jet transport. Small-perturbation equations for longitudinal and lateral motion appear in convenient matrix forms, both in time-domain and Laplace transforms, dimensional and nondimensional.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 30mm | 639.58g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486445224
  • 9780486445229
  • 896,110

Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Analytical Tools
3. System Theory
4. Reference Frames and Transformations
5. General Equations of Unsteady Motion
6. Longitudinal Aerodynamic Characteristics—Part 1
7. Longitudinal Aerodynamic Characteristics—Part 2
8. Lateral Aerodynamic Characteristics
9. Stability of Steady Flight
10. Response to Actuation of the Controls (Open Loop)
11. Closed-Loop Control
12. Human Pilots and Handling Qualities
13. Flight in a Turbulent Atmosphere
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