Elements of airplane performance, 2nd edition
This book contains sixteen chapters and four appendices which form a compre-hensive teaching text on the subject of airplane performance. The ﬁ rst seven chapters are designed to provide necessary background material in mechanics, aerodynamics, atmospheric science, air data instruments, and propulsion. In addi-tion, the appendices furnish basic data and information on the theory pertinent to a clear understanding of the different problems. Chapters 8-13, in particular, treat the point performance of the airplane, i.e., the performance that pertain to given point on the ﬂ ight path. Finally, chapters 14-16 deal with what is known as the integral performance, indicating the performance items which are related to the course of the ﬂ ight. The text is extensively illustrated and includes numerous worked examples. The book is primarily intended to serve as a textbook in undergraduate engineering courses and as an instrument for selfstudy.
Preface • 1. Basic concepts • 2. The atmosphere • 3. Equations of motion • 4. Aerodynamic basis • 5. Air data instruments • 6. Propulsion • 7. Propeller perform-ance • 8. The airplane in symmetric ﬂ ight • 9. Performance in steady symmetric ﬂ ight • 10. Effect of altitude • 11. Flight and airplane condition effects • 12. Turning performance • 13. Gliding ﬂ ight • 14. Symmetric climb and descent • 15. Cruise performance • 16. Airﬁ eld performance • References • Appendix A. Newtonian mechanics • Appendix B. Conversion factors • Appendix C. International standard atmosphere • Appendix D. One-dimensional steady ﬂ ow equations • Index
The author, Ger J.J. Ruijgrok, is an Emeritus Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Brussels Free University (VUB), Belgium, and at the Delft University of Tech-nology, The Netherlands. He is also the author of the books Elements of Aviation Acoustics and Elements of Aircraft Pollution. He was graduated at Delft University of Technology with a degree in aeronautical engineering.
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Taal / Language : English
248 x 172 x 29 mm