Aerospace Engineering Desk Reference

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Overview

A one-stop desk reference, for engineers involved in all aspects of aerospace, this book will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. Material covers a broad topic range from structural components of aircraft, design and airworthiness to aerodynamics and modeling.

• A hard-working desk reference, providing all the essential material needed by aerospace engineers on a day-to-day basis
• Fundamentals, key techniques, engineering best practice and rules-of-thumb together in one quick-reference sourcebook
• Definitive content by the leading authors in the field, including Howard Curtis, Antonio Filippone, Michael Cook and T.H.G. Megson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856175753
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/27/2009
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 1,347,917
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Antonio Filippone is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

T.H.G. Megson is a professor emeritus with the Department of Civil Engineering at Leeds University (UK).

Mike Tooley is a technical author and consultant. He was formerly Vice Principal at Brooklands College in Surrey, England, where he was responsible for the delivery of learning to over 10,000 Further and Higher Education students increasingly by flexible, open and on-line distance learning. Mike is the well-known author of several popular engineering and related text books, including widely adopted course texts for BTEC, GCE A-level and GCSE qualifications in Engineering. Mike's hobbies include astronomy, amateur radio, aviation, computing and electronic circuit design and construction.

John Watkinson is an independent international consultant in advanced applications of electronics to audiovisual and avionics systems. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, and the British Computer Society and is a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars and training courses worldwide. He is the author of many other Elsevier books, including The Art of DigitalVideo, An Introduction to Digital Video, Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media, Television Fundamentals and The Art of the Helicopter.

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Introduction 1

Sect. 2 Flight Performance 11

Sect. 3 Aircraft Structures 101

Sect. 4 Flight Dynamics 155

Sect. 5 Aircraft Design Projects 253

Sect. 6 Avionic Systems 329

Sect. 7 Rotorcraft 477

Sect. 8 Space Vehicles and Rockets 537

Sect. 9 Airworthiness 617

Index 661

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