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Excellent graduate-level text explores virtually every important subject in the fields of subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics and dynamics, and demonstrates how they interface with and complement one another in atmospheric flight vehicle design. Broad selection of helpful problems at the end of each chapter. Bibliography. "A fine book..."Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal. 1974 edition.
Holt Ashley (1923–2006) was Professor Emeritus of Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Best known for his pioneering research and books in the field of aeroelasticity, he devised methods that changed the design of structures ranging from wings to wind turbines.
Table of Contents
|The Morphology of Flight Vehicles||p. 1|
|Equations of Motion for Rigid Flight Vehicles||p. 27|
|Introduction to Vehicle Aerodynamics||p. 51|
|Aerodynamic Terms for Equations of Motion; Airloads on Thin Wings||p. 65|
|Propulsive Terms - One-Dimensional Analysis of Jet and Rocket Propulsion||p. 133|
|Small-Perturbation Response and Dynamic Stability of Right Vehicles||p. 173|
|Solution of the Small-Perturbation Equations of Motion||p. 207|
|Static Stability, Trim, Static Performance and Related Subjects||p. 247|
|Dynamic Performance: Boost from Nonrotating and Rotating Planets; Numerical Integration of Ordinary Differential Equations||p. 265|
|Aerodynamic Terms for Equations of Motion; Slender and Blunt Bodies||p. 303|
|Dynamic Performance: Atmospheric Entry||p. 337|
|The Uses of Optimization||p. 349|
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