Aircraft Design explores fixed winged aircraft design at the conceptual phase of a project. Designing an aircraft is a complex multifaceted process embracing many technical challenges in a multidisciplinary environment. By definition, the topic requires intelligent use of aerodynamic knowledge to configure aircraft geometry suited specifically to the customer's demands. It involves estimating aircraft weight and drag and computing the available thrust from the engine. The methodology shown here includes formal sizing of the aircraft, engine matching, and substantiating performance to comply with the customer's demands and government regulatory standards. Associated topics include safety issues, environmental issues, material choice, structural layout, understanding flight deck, avionics, and systems (for both civilian and military aircraft). Cost estimation and manufacturing considerations are also discussed. The chapters are arranged to optimize understanding of industrial approaches to aircraft design methodology. Example exercises from the author's industrial experience dealing with a typical aircraft design are included.Read more
- Prepares reader for industry-standard practices
- Aimed at intensive undergraduate and graduate work
- Extensive illustrations of production aircraft
- Worked-out examples of industry-standard aircraft
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- Date Published: April 2010
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511686825
- contains: 368 b/w illus. 125 tables 88 exercises
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
2. Methodology to aircraft design, market survey and airworthiness
3. Aerodynamic considerations
4. Classification, statistics and choices for configuration
5. Aircraft load
6. Aircraft configuration
8. Aircraft weight and CG estimation
10. Aircraft power plant
11. Aircraft sizing and engine matching
12. Stability consideration
13. Aircraft performance
14. Computational fluid dynamics
15. Miscellaneous design considerations
16. Aircraft cost considerations
17. Aircraft manufacturing considerations.
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