Flight Dynamics / Edition 1

Flight Dynamics / Edition 1

by Robert F. Stengel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691114072

ISBN-13: 9780691114071

Pub. Date: 09/27/2004

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Flight Dynamics takes a new approach to the science and mathematics of aircraft flight, unifying principles of aeronautics with contemporary systems analysis. While presenting traditional material that is critical to understanding aircraft motions, it does so in the context of modern computational tools and multivariable methods. Robert Stengel devotes

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Flight Dynamics takes a new approach to the science and mathematics of aircraft flight, unifying principles of aeronautics with contemporary systems analysis. While presenting traditional material that is critical to understanding aircraft motions, it does so in the context of modern computational tools and multivariable methods. Robert Stengel devotes particular attention to models and techniques that are appropriate for analysis, simulation, evaluation of flying qualities, and control system design. He establishes bridges to classical analysis and results, and explores new territory that was treated only inferentially in earlier books. This book combines a highly accessible style of presentation with contents that will appeal to graduate students and to professionals already familiar with basic flight dynamics.

Dynamic analysis has changed dramatically in recent decades, with the introduction of powerful personal computers and scientific programming languages. Analysis programs have become so pervasive that it can be assumed that all students and practicing engineers working on aircraft flight dynamics have access to them. Therefore, this book presents the principles, derivations, and equations of flight dynamics with frequent reference to MATLAB functions and examples.

By using common notation and not assuming a strong background in aeronautics, Flight Dynamics will engage a wide variety of readers. Introductions to aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, flying qualities, flight control, and the atmospheric and gravitational environment accompany the development of the aircraft's dynamic equations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691114071
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
409,789
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.73(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Exploring the flight envelope29
Ch. 3Dynamics of aircraft motion147
Ch. 4Methods of analysis and design273
Ch. 5Longitudinal motions451
Ch. 6Lateral-directional motions573
Ch. 7Coupled longitudinal and lateral-directional motions681
Ch. 8Epilogue803
App. AConstants, units, and conversion factors807
App. BMathematical model and six-degree-of-freedom simulation of a business jet aircraft810
App. CLinear system survey814
App. DPaper airplane program816
App. EBibliography of NASA reports related to aircraft configuration aerodynamics818

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