Introduction to Aircraft Flight Dynamics / Edition 1

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Overview

Introduction to Aircraft Flight Dynamics is geared directly toward senior undergraduate engineering students and beginning graduate students. The author uses linear algebraic principles and notations to establish airframe equations of motion. The use of this dimensional approach to stability derivatives when describing aerodynamic forces and moments in the six governing relations assures that the solutions to given problems remain in real time and frequency. In addition, the textbook uses modern control theory concepts to introduce the airframe as a plant matrix operator. Consistent reference is made to matrix algebra-oriented software, MATLABĀ®, as a tool for solving aircraft-related problems in both the linear and nonlinear forms. Contemporary analytical methods are also employed to describe the aerodynamics involved in flight vehicle motion and to develop a rationale for modeling and solving related problems in aircraft dynamics. The author also discusses modern control theory methods.

Professors! To receive your solutions manual, e-mail your request and full address to custserv@aiaa.org.

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A textbook for a course introducing the flight mechanics of aerospace vehicles at the senior undergraduate or first-year graduate level of an aeronautical engineering program. Highly desirable but not absolutely prerequisite is a familiarity with fluid mechanics, aircraft performance, and static stability and control. Major themes include what an influence coefficient means in a set of equations, using linear algebra to model and solve problems, and modern control theory methods. The problems and examples demonstrate desktop computing that can now solve complex problems. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563472268
  • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 397
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

L. V. Schmidt is Professor Emeritus at the Naval Postgraduate School. His career has included research, design, and teaching in industry, government, and academia. He began his career with the Boeing Airplane Company where he participated in the design of the prototype Boeing 707 jet transport. Later, while with Convair, he was responsible for the stability and control development of the Convair 880 and 990 jet transports. His research interests are in engineering mechanics oriented toward both aircraft and surface ship platforms. In addition to his teaching role in the university setting, he has also taught short courses to engineers and pilots at the Naval Air Test Center.

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