Mechanics of Flight

Mechanics of Flight

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Mechanics of Flight is an ideal introduction to the basic principles of flight for students embarking on courses in aerospace engineering, student pilots, apprentices in the industry and anyone who is simply interested in aircraft and space flight. Written in a straightforward and jargon-free style, this popular classic text makes the fascinating topic of aircraft flight engaging and easy to understand.Starting with an overview of the relevant aspects of mechanics, the book goes on to cover topics such as air and airflow, aerofoils, thrust, level flight, gliding, landing, performance, manoeuvres, stability and control. Important aspects of these topics are illustrated by a description of a trial flight in a light aircraft. The book also deals with flight at transonic and supersonic speeds, and finally orbital and space flight.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 24mm | 879.96g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 12th New edition
  • 0273773518
  • 9780273773511
  • 67,678

About A.C. Kermode

R. H. Barnard PhD, CEng, FRAeS; formerly Principal Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire.D. R. Philpott PhD, CEng, MRAeS; formerly Principal Aerodynamic Specialist at Raytheon Corporate Jets and Reader in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire.
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Table of contents

ContentsPreface to Twelfth EditionAcknowledgements Chapter 1 MechanicsChapter 2 Air and airflow - subsonic speedsChapter 3 Aerofoils - subsonic speedsChapter 4 ThrustChapter 5 Level flightChapter 6 Gliding, landing and low-speed flightChapter 7 Take-Off and ClimbChapter 8 ManoeuvresChapter 9 Stability and controlChapter 10 A trial flightChapter 11 Flight at transonic speedsChapter 12 Flight at supersonic speedsChapter 13 Space flight Appendixes1 Aerofoil data2 Scale effect and Reynolds Number3 Numerical questions4 Answers to numerical questions5 Answers to non-numerical questions Index
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