Introduction to Aircraft Design

Introduction to Aircraft Design

by John P. Fielding
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521443199

ISBN-13: 9780521443197

Pub. Date: 10/14/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Giving a largely descriptive overview of all aspects of the design process, this wall-illustrated account provides an insight into the requirements of each specialist in an aircraft design team. After discussing the need for new designs, the text assesses the merits of different aircraft shapes from micro-lights and helicopters to super-jumbos and V/STOL aircraft.…  See more details below

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Giving a largely descriptive overview of all aspects of the design process, this wall-illustrated account provides an insight into the requirements of each specialist in an aircraft design team. After discussing the need for new designs, the text assesses the merits of different aircraft shapes from micro-lights and helicopters to super-jumbos and V/STOL aircraft. Later chapters examine the costs involved in the acquisition and operation of new aircraft, aircraft reliability and maintainability and a variety of unsuccessful projects to see what conclusions can be drawn. Three appendices and a bibliography give a wealth of useful information, much not published elsewhere, including simple aerodynamic formulae, aircraft, engine and equipment data and a detailed description of a parametric study of a 500-seat transport aircraft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521443197
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/14/1999
Series:
Cambridge Aerospace Series
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Why another aircraft design book?; 2. Why should we design a new aircraft?; 3. Why is it that shape? - mivil Aircraft; 4. Why is it that shape? - military Aircraft; 5. What's under the skin? - structure and propulsion; 6. What's under the skin? - airframe systems; 7. What's under the skin? - avionics, flight control and weapons; 8. Why do aircraft cost so much?; 9. What help can I get?; 10. The shape of things to come? - what to do after a conceptual design?; 11. What can go wrong? - some lessons from past aircraft projects and a glimpse into the future; Appendix A. Useful aircraft design data; Appendix B. Parametric study example - high capacity airliner; Appendix C. Reliability and maintainability targets.

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