Aircraft Performance & Design

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/5/1998
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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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

I Preliminary Considertions

1 The Evolution of the Airplane and its Performance: A Short History

2 Aerodynamics of the Airplane: The Drag Polar

3 Some Propulsion Characteristics

II Airplane Performance

4 The Equations of Motion

5 Airplane Performance: Steady Flight

6 Airplane Performance: Accelerated Flight

III Airplane Design

7 The Philosphy of Airplane Design

8 Design of a Propeller-Driven Airplane

9 Design of Jet-Propelled Airplanes



A Standard Altitude Table (SI Units)

B Standard Altitude Table (English Engineering Units)

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