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Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight

Bernard Etkin



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20 September 2005
Geared toward upper-level undergrads, graduate students, and practicing engineers, this comprehensive treatment of the dynamics of atmospheric flight focuses especially on the stability and control of airplanes. An extensive set of numerical examples covers STOL airplanes, subsonic jet transports, hypersonic flight, stability augmentation, and wind and density gradients.

The equations of motion receive a very full treatment, including the effects of the curvature and rotation of the Earth and distortional motion. Complete chapters are given to human pilots and handling qualities and to flight in turbulence, with numerical examples for a jet transport. Small-perturbation equations for longitudinal and lateral motion appear in convenient matrix forms, both in time-domain and Laplace transforms, dimensional and nondimensional.
Imprint:   Dover
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   667g
ISBN:   9780486445229
ISBN 10:   0486445224
Series:   Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering
Pages:   581
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified
1. Introduction 2. Analytical Tools 3. System Theory 4. Reference Frames and Transformations 5. General Equations of Unsteady Motion 6. Longitudinal Aerodynamic Characteristics-Part 1 7. Longitudinal Aerodynamic Characteristics-Part 2 8. Lateral Aerodynamic Characteristics 9. Stability of Steady Flight 10. Response to Actuation of the Controls (Open Loop) 11. Closed-Loop Control 12. Human Pilots and Handling Qualities 13. Flight in a Turbulent Atmosphere Bibliography Index Errata

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