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Airplane Stability and Control: A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation Possible / Edition 2

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Overview

The authors, widely known for their contributions to airplane design and development, have captured both the technological progress and the excitement of this important facet of aviation. This updated edition includes new developments in propulsion-controlled aircraft, fly-by-wire technology, redundancy management, applications, and safety. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and figures, and includes brief biographies of noted stability and control figures along with a core bibliography.

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"This is a splendid book...How often do you find an erudite treatise that is truly un-put-downable? I learned things from this book about aircraft ranging from Gossamer Condor to the SR-71." Aerospace

"The volume has much good information in it...a useful reference work." Isis

"Every student or researcher working on Stability and Control and Flight Mechanics should make the effort to read and understand the material in this book; the benefit to their appeciation of the demanding nature of aeronautical engineering will be substatial." The Aeronautical Journal, Donal McLean

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521809924
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Cambridge Aerospace Series , #14
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Early developments in stability and control; 2. Research centers and texts; 3. Flying qualities becomes a science; 4. Power effects on stability and control; 5. Managing control forces; 6. Stability and control at the design stage; 7. The jets at an awkward age; 8. The discovery of inertial coupling; 9. Spinning and recovery; 10. Tactical airplane maneuverability; 11. High mach number difficulties; 12. Naval aircraft problems; 13. Ultra-light and human-powered airplanes; 14. Fuel slosh, deep stall, and more; 15. Safe personal airplanes; 16. Stability and control issues with variable sweep; 17. Modern canard configurations; 18. Evolution of the equations of motion; 19. The elastic airplane; 20. Stability augmentation; 21. Flying qualities research moves with the times; 22. Challenge of stealth aerodynamics; 23. Very large aircraft; 24. Work still to be done; Short biographies of some stability and control figures; References and core bibliography.

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