Synopses & Reviews
Designed to prepare students to become aeronautical engineers who can face new and challenging situations. Retaining the same philosophy as the two preceding editions, this update emphasizes basic principles rooted in the physics of flight, essential analytical techniques along with typical stability and control realities. This edition features a full set of exercises and a complete Solution's Manual. In keeping with current industry practice, flight equations are presented in dimensional state-vector form. The chapter on closed-loop control has been greatly expanded with details on automatic flight control systems. Uses a real jet transport (the Boeing 747) for many numerical and worked-out examples.
This revised text emphasizes the principles of the physics of flight. The increased importance of automatic control (AFCS) is reflected in an expanded chapter on this subject that prepares students for work with stability augmentation, autopilots and guidance systems.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-375) and index.
Table of Contents
Static Stability and Control 1.
Static Stability and Control 2.
General Equations of Unsteady Motion.
The Stability Derivatives.
Stability of Uncontrolled Motion.
Response to Actuation of the Controls-Open Loop.