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Flight Mechanics of High-Performance Aircraft

Flight Mechanics of High-Performance Aircraft

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  • Date Published: May 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521478526

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  • This text, written at a level accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, covers all aspects of flight performance of modern day high-performance aircraft, from take-off to landing, through different phases of flight in climb, cruise, turning and descent. The book begins with an introduction to equations of motion, aerodynamic forces, and propulsion systems and then goes on to apply what has been learned to performance during descent and glide, cruising, climb, turning and take-off and landing. A final chapter discusses the performance of hypervelocity re-entry vehicles. Challenging exercises are included at the ends of chapters. These are designed to give readers a deeper understanding of the material covered in the text. This text will serve as an introductory text for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. It will also be of value to researchers in universities and industry. The author is an internationally recognised teacher and researcher in this subject and has received the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.

    • Author awarded prizes for both 'Excellence in Research' and 'Excellence in Teaching' from the University of Michigan
    • Book presents a detailed mathematical development of the factors affecting performance - ideal for those who wish to model these effects using computers
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    Awards

    • The author is an internationally recognised teacher and researcher in this subject and has received the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.

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    "...written for the advanced undergraduate, beginning graduate student, and industry or academic researcher, that covers all aspects of flight performance of modern high-performance aircraft. This is a tall order, but the author delivers with 368 pages of equations, charts, discussions, and comprehensive exercises at the end of each of the eleven chapters....will be required reading for all serious students of aircraft performance." P.D. Bridges, Applied Mechanics Review

    "...very well written and the material is presented very effectively, reflecting the experience of the author...there is a wealth of useful information and interesting discussions spread throughout the book with an abundance of equations...Overall, it was a pleasureable and professionally rewarding experience to read through this excellent book, and it is undoubtedly a welcome addition to the very limited 'textbook' type material available on this subject." Rama Yodavalli, Journal of Aerospace Engineering

    "...is a text that opens the door to really understanding what affects the airplane as it maneuvers" PD Bridges, Applied Mechanics Review

    "...the book is well written, the diagrams are simple and clear, the text and equations are easy....The book meets all the stated objectives and is certainly worth its price. I have no hesitation in recommending it before buying it I would also recommend comparison with its numerical neighbor in the Cambridge Aerospace Series. It is not often that a publisher offers two books on the same subject, at a similar time, at a similar price. Variety is the spice of life; look at both and choose the one that appeals to you most." Professor J.L.Stollery, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521478526
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Equations of motion
    Aerodynamic forces
    Propulsion systems
    Descent and glide performance
    Cruise performance
    Climb performance
    Turning performance
    Turning flight of jet aircraft
    Take-off and landing performance
    Performance of hypervelocity re-entry vehicles
    Appendices
    Selected bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Nguyen X. Vinh, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Awards

    • The author is an internationally recognised teacher and researcher in this subject and has received the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.

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