Aircraft performance and design /
John D. Anderson, Jr.
Boston : WCB/McGraw-Hill, c1999.
xvi, 580 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0070019711 (alk. paper)
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Boston : WCB/McGraw-Hill, c1999.
0070019711 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 569-571) and index.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
Balancing technical material with important historical aspects of the invention and design of aeroplanes, this book develops aircraft performance techniques from first principles and applies them to real aeroplanes.
Main Description
Written by one of the most succesful aerospace authors, this new book develops aircraft performance techniques from first principles and applies then to real airplanes. It also address a philosophy of, and techniques for aircraft design. By developing and discussing these two subjects in a single text, the author captures a degree of synergism not found in other texts. The book is written in a conversational style, a trademark of all of John Anderson's texts, to enhance the readers' understanding.
Table of Contents
Preliminary Considertions
The Evolution of the Airplane and its Performance: A Short History
Aerodynamics of the Airplane: The Drag Polar
Some Propulsion Characteristics II Airplane Performance
The Equations of Motion
Airplane Performance: Steady Flight
Airplane Performance: Accelerated Flight III Airplane Design
The Philosphy of Airplane Design
Design of a Propeller-Driven Airplane
Design of Jet-Propelled Airplanes
Appendixes A Standard Altitude Table (SI Units) B Standard Altitude Table (English Engineering Units)
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