Mechanics of Flight

Mechanics of Flight

by A. C. Kermode


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Mechanics of Flight is an ideal introduction to the principles of flight. Beginning with a summary of the mechanics of flight, it goes on to cover various aspects such as air and airflow, aerofoils, thrust, level flight, gliding, landing, performance, maneuvers and stability and control. This book will continue to be an excellent text for all student pilots, those studying aeronautical and aerospace engineering and aircraft engineering apprentices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582237483
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 07/28/1997
Pages: 1668
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mechanics.
2. Air and Airflow-Subsonic Speeds.
3. Aerofoils-Subsonic Speeds.
4. Thrust.
5. Level Flight.
6. Gliding and Landing.
7. Performance.
8. Manoeuvers.
9. Stability and Control.
10. A Trial Flight.
11. Flight at Transonic Speeds.
12. Flight at Supersonic Speeds.
13. Space Flight.
Appendix 1: Aerofoil Data.
Appendix 2: Scale Effect and Reynolds Number.
Appendix 3: Numerical Questions.
Appendix 4: Answers to Numerical Questions.
Appendix 5: Answers to Non-numerical Questions.

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