Flight Stability and Automatic Control by Robert C. Nelson
The second edition of Flight Stability and Automatic Control presents an organized introduction to the useful and relevant topics necessary for a flight stability and controls course. Not only is this text presented at the appropriate mathematical level, it also features standard terminology and nomenclature, along with expanded coverage of classical control theory, autopilot designs, and modern control theory. Through the use of extensive examples, problems, and historical notes, author Robert Nelson develops a concise and vital text for aircraft flight stability and control or flight dynamics courses.
1 Introduction2 Static Stability and Control 3 Aircraft Equations of Motion 4 Longitudinal Motion (Stick Fixed) 5 Lateral Motion (Stick Fixed) 6 Aircraft Response to Control on Atmospheric Inputs 7 Automatic Control Theory-The Classical Approach 8 Application of Classic Control Theory to Aircraft Autopilot Design 9 Modern Control Theory 10 Applications of Modern Control Theory to Aircraft Autopilot Design Appendixes A Atmospheric Tables B Geometric, Mass, and Aerodynamic Characteristics of Selected Airplanes C Mathematical Review of Laplace Transforms and Matrix Algebra D Review of Control System Analysis Techniques