Performance, Stability, Dynamics, and Control of Airplanes, Second Edition / Edition 2

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This book provides a comprehensive and integrated exposure to airplane performance, stability, dynamics, and flight control. The text supports a two-semester course for senior undergraduate or first-year graduate students in aerospace engineering. Basic aerodynamics, dynamics, and linear control systems are presented to help the reader grasp the main subject matter. In this text, the airplane is assumed to be a rigid body-elastic deformations and their effects on airplane motion are not considered. Numerous solved examples illustrate theory and design methods. Several exercise problems with answers are included in each chapter to help the reader acquire problem-solving skills. In addition, MATLABĀ® tools are used for the control design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563475832
  • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: AIAA Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 780
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Preface to the Previous Edition xvii
Chapter 1. Review of Basic Aerodynamic Principles 1
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Fluid Flow over Wings and Bodies 2
1.3 Drag of Bodies 11
1.4 Wing Parameters 12
1.5 Aerodynamic Characteristics of Wing Sections 18
1.6 Aerodynamic Characteristics of Finite Wings 27
1.7 Methods of Reducing Induced Drag 31
1.8 Tip Vortices: Formation and Hazards 32
1.9 Flow of a Compressible Fluid 35
1.10 Aerodynamic Forces in Supersonic Flow 36
1.11 Critical Mach Number 40
1.12 Area Rule 59
1.13 Summary 64
References 65
Problems 66
Chapter 2. Aircraft Performance 67
2.1 Introduction 67
2.2 Equations of Motion for Flight in Vertical Plane 70
2.3 Gliding Flight 73
2.4 Level Flight 81
2.5 Climbing Flight 94
2.6 Range and Endurance 106
2.7 Endurance 114
2.8 Turning Flight 122
2.9 Takeoff and Landing 146
2.10 Hazards During Takeoff and Landing: Windshear and Microburst 156
2.11 Summary 158
References 158
Problems 159
Chapter 3. Static Stability and Control 165
3.1 Introduction 165
3.2 Concept of Equilibrium and Stability 165
3.3 Static Longitudinal Stability 168
3.4 Stability in Maneuvering Flights 249
3.5 Static Directional Stability 259
3.6 Lateral Stability 294
3.7 Summary 313
References 313
Problems 314
Chapter 4. Equations of Motion and Estimation of Stability Derivatives 321
4.1 Introduction 321
4.2 Axes Systems 322
4.3 Equations of Motion and Concept of Moving Axes System 361
4.4 Estimation of Stability Derivatives 391
4.5 Summary 438
References 439
Problems 440
Chapter 5. Linear Systems, Theory, and Design: A Brief Review 443
5.1 Introduction 443
5.2 Laplace Transform 444
5.3 Transfer Function 449
5.4 System Response 450
5.5 Steady-State Errors of Unity Feedback Systems 457
5.6 Frequency Response 460
5.7 Stability of Closed-Loop Systems 464
5.8 Relations Between Time-Domain and Frequency-Domain Parameters 488
5.9 Design of Compensators 491
5.10 State-Space Analysis and Design 510
5.11 Summary 536
References 536
Problems 536
Chapter 6. Airplane Response and Closed-Loop Control 541
6.1 Introduction 541
6.2 Longitudinal Response 541
6.3 Lateral-Directional Response 569
6.4 Flying Qualities 595
6.5 Closed-Loop Flight Control 599
6.6 Summary 626
References 627
Problems 627
Chapter 7. Inertia Coupling and Spin 631
7.1 Introduction 631
7.2 Inertia Coupling 631
7.3 Autorotation of Wings and Fuselages 644
7.4 Airplane Spin 650
7.5 Equations of Motion for Steady-State Spin 653
7.6 Spin Recovery 667
7.7 Geometrical Modifications to Improve Spin Resistance 668
7.8 Summary 674
References 675
Problems 676
Chapter 8. Stability and Control Problems at High Angles of Attack 677
8.1 Introduction 677
8.2 A Brief Historical Sketch 677
8.3 Brief Overview of High-Alpha Problems 678
8.4 Delta Wings at High Angles of Attack 680
8.5 Leading-Edge Extensions 690
8.6 Forebodies at High Angles of Attack 694
8.7 Relation Between Angle of Attack, Sideslip, and Roll Angle 699
8.8 Wing Rock 699
8.9 Roll Attractor of Delta Wings 714
8.10 Forebody-Induced Wing Rock 718
8.11 Suppression of Wing Rock 729
8.12 Roll Reversal and Yaw Departure 736
8.13 Control Concepts at High Angles of Attack 739
8.14 Summary 753
References 754
Appendix A. Standard Atmospheres 757
Appendix B. Table of Laplace Transforms 761
Appendix C. Cramer's Rule 763
Appendix D. Conversion of U.S. Customary Units to SI Units 765
Appendix E. Solved Examples 767
Bibliography 769
Index 771
Series Listing 781
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