9780471078852

Introduction to Aircraft Performance, Selection and Design

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    9780471078852

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    0471078859

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1984-03-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

A self-contained in-depth treatment of aircraft performance, designed for a first course in aeronautical or aerospace engineering for undergraduate engineers. Provides an understanding of why conventional aircraft look and fly the way they do. This well written text covers turbofan and turboprop propulsion, subjects often avoided in other texts. New to the text is the treatment of wind effects on aircraft. Includes illustrative examples and references to practical piloting procedures and the significance of parameters.

Author Biography

About the author…Francis J. Hale is a Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He received his BS from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, his SM in controls and instrumentation, and ScD in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a member of the Order of Daedalians, and holds memberships in many other professional and honor societies. Before joining North Carolina State University in 1965, Professor Hale had an active career in the Army and Air Force where he worked in engineering, research, and development, tested aircraft weapon systems, served as Deputy Director of the Thor and Minuteman Weapon Systems, and was a rated pilot.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(6)
Aircraft Flight Behavior
1(1)
The Performance Analysis
2(1)
Equations of Motion and Coordinate Systems
3(4)
Aircraft Forces And Subsystems
7(26)
Introduction
7(1)
The Atmosphere
7(1)
Aerodynamic Forces
8(9)
The Propulsion Subsystem
17(6)
Weight Fractions
23(1)
Miscellany
24(9)
Problems
28(5)
Level Flight In The Vertical Plane: Turbojets
33(34)
Governing Equations
33(2)
Level Flight
35(6)
Ceiling Conditions
41(1)
Cruise Flight
42(7)
Best (Maximum) Range
49(5)
Cruise-Climb and Stepped-Altitude Flight
54(4)
Best Range with a Specified Airspeed
58(2)
Maximum Endurance
60(7)
Problems
62(5)
Other Flight in the Vertical Plane: Turbojets
67(28)
Take-Off and Landing
67(3)
Climbing Flight
70(2)
Steepest Climb
72(2)
Fastest Climb
74(10)
Most Economical Climb
84(1)
Unpowered Flight
85(10)
Problems
90(5)
Turning Flight in the Horizontal Plane: Turbojets
95(18)
Coordinate Systems and Governing Equations
95(2)
Turning Flight in General
97(4)
Maximum Load Factor and Maximum Bank Angle
101(2)
Maximum Turning Rate
103(2)
Minimum Turning Radius
105(8)
Problems
109(4)
Level Flight in the Vertical Plane: Piston-Props
113(24)
Introduction and Governing Equations
113(3)
Level Flight and Ceiling Conditions
116(7)
Best Range
123(6)
Maximum Endurance
129(8)
Problems
132(5)
Other Flight: Piston-Props
137(26)
Take-Off and Landing
137(4)
Climbing Flight
141(10)
Turning Flight
151(12)
Problems
160(3)
Turboprops, Turbofans, and Other Things
163(40)
Introduction
163(1)
The Piston-Prop and Turbojet Revisited
163(5)
Turboprops and Turbofans
168(10)
Mach Number Representation
178(7)
Flight and Maneuvering Envelopes
185(6)
The Energy-State Approximation
191(12)
Problems
198(5)
Figures of Merit for Selection and Design
203(22)
Introduction
203(2)
Turbojets and Turbofans
205(6)
A Turbojet-Turbofan Comparison
211(4)
Piston-Props and Turboprops
215(5)
A Piston-Prop Comparison
220(2)
A Straight Turboprop Comparison
222(3)
Problems
224(1)
Effects of Wind on Performance
225(16)
Introduction
225(1)
Cruise Performance
226(10)
Best-Range Conditions
226(5)
Flight Time and Fuel Consumption
231(2)
Conclusions and Examples
233(3)
Other Flight
236(5)
Problems
238(3)
Stability and Control Considerations
241(26)
Introduction
241(1)
Equations and Coordinate Systems
242(1)
Static Stability
243(1)
Longitudinal Static Stability
243(7)
Static Margin and Trim
250(4)
Stabilizer Sizing, Lift, and Drag
254(4)
Dynamic Stability and Response
258(9)
Problems
264(3)
Some Design Examples
267(12)
Introduction
267(1)
A Turbojet Example
268(3)
A Turbofan Example
271(2)
A Piston-Prop Example
273(6)
Problems
276(3)
Selected References 279(2)
Appendix A Properties of the Standard Atmosphere 281(2)
Appendix B Range Equation Integrations 283(4)
Index 287

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