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Aircraft Control and Simulation

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Publisher Comments:

The updated revision of the well-respected book on analyzing aircraft performance

This Second Edition of the bestselling Aircraft Control and Simulation has been expanded and updated to include the latest technological advances in the field. In addition, a new section on basic aerodynamics, aircraft configuration, and static stability makes this complex material more accessible to beginners.

This comprehensive guide discusses the fundamental principles and theory of aircraft control and simulation. It also covers modeling and dynamic analysis, stability evaluation, multivariable control theory, and computer-aided design techniques. The inclusion of topics from geodesy and gravitation lays the groundwork for a discussion of the theory for suborbital aircraft now under development.

Special features of this new edition include:

  • New and updated computer calculations using MATLAB®
  • A new section on basic aerodynamics, aircraft configurations, and static stability
  • Coverage of new MIMO design techniques, robustness theory, and nonlinear design

Complete with examples of actual designs from the aircraft industry plus exercise problems, Aircraft Control and Simulation, Second Edition is an excellent reference for anyone involved in the design and modeling of aerospace vehicles and an outstanding text for both undergraduates and graduate students.

Book News Annotation:

Writing for graduate-level students of aerospace engineering, Stevens (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Lewis (U. of Texas at Arlington) have revised and updated their introduction to six-degrees-of-freedom aircraft modeling and simulation. Issues of gravitation and geodesy are covered. The small-perturbation theory of aerodynamic forces and moments is also described. MATLAB and Fortran simulation code is provided for the demonstration of control theory, computer-aided design techniques, and numerical algorithms. Classical control design, modern design techniques, multivariable frequency- domain techniques, and digital control each get their own chapter.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Complete with examples of actual designs from the aircraft industry plus exercise problems, Aircraft Control and Simulation, Second Edition is an excellent reference for anyone involved in the design and modeling of aerospace vehicles and an outstanding text for both undergraduates and graduate students.

Synopsis:

This second edition of the bestseller covers aerodynamics, the control systems, and mathematics involved in analyzing the performance of aircraft not only in the real world but also in computer-simulated flight and gaming. Includes new computer calculations in MatLab, which is commonly used in the industry.

About the Author

BRIAN L. STEVENS is Senior Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

FRANK L. LEWIS is a professor at the Automation and Robotics Institute of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Table of Contents

List of Tables.

List of Examples.

Preface.

1 The Kinematics and Dynamics of Aircraft Motion.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Vector Kinematics.

1.3 Matrix Analysis of Kinematics.

1.4 Geodesy, Earth’s Gravitation, Terrestrial Navigation.

1.5 Rigid-Body Dynamics.

1.6 Summary.

2 Modeling the Aircraft.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Basic Aerodynamics.

2.3 Aircraft Forces and Moments.

2.4 Static Analysis.

2.5 The Nonlinear Aircraft Model.

2.6 Linear Models and the Stability Derivatives.

2.7 Summary.

3 Modeling, Design, and Simulation Tools.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 State-Space Models.

3.3 Transfer Function Models.

3.4 Numerical Solution of the State Equations.

3.5 Aircraft Models for Simulation.

3.6 Steady-State Flight.

3.7 Numerical Linearization.

3.8 Aircraft Dynamic Behavior.

3.9 Feedback Control.

3.10 Summary.

4 Aircraft Dynamics and Classical Control Design.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Aircraft Rigid-Body Modes.

4.3 The Handling-Qualities Requirements.

4.4 Stability Augmentation.

4.5 Control Augmentation Systems.

4.6 Autopilots.

4.7 Nonlinear Simulation.

4.8 Summary.

5 Modern Design Techniques.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Assignment of Closed-Loop Dynamics.

5.3 Linear Quadratic Regulator with Output Feedback.

5.4 Tracking a Command.

5.5 Modifying the Performance Index.

5.6 Model-Following Design.

5.7 Linear Quadratic Design with Full State Feedback.

5.8 Dynamic Inversion Design.

5.9 Summary.

6 Robustness and Multivariable Frequency-Domain Techniques.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Multivariable Frequency-Domain Analysis.

6.3 Robust Output-Feedback Design.

6.4 Observers and the Kalman Filter.

6.5 LQG/Loop-Transfer Recovery.

6.6 Summary.

7 Digital Control.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Simulation of Digital Controllers.

7.3 Discretization of Continuous Controllers.

7.4 Modified Continuous Design.

7.5 Implementation Considerations.

7.6 Summary.

Appendix A F-16 Model.

Appendix B Software.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471371458
Author:
Stevens, Brian L.
Publisher:
Wiley-Interscience
Author:
Lewis, Frank L.
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
Airplanes
Subject:
Engineering - Mechanical
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Control systems
Subject:
Mechanical
Subject:
aircraft configuration
Subject:
static stability
Subject:
stability evaluation
Subject:
multivariable control theory
Subject:
MATLAB
Subject:
MIMO design techniques
Subject:
Airplanes -- Control systems.
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Subject:
Aeronautic & Aerospace Engineering
Subject:
aerodynamics, aircraft configuration, static stability, stability evaluation, multivariable control theory, MATLAB, MIMO design techniques
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
18-2002
Publication Date:
20031006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
680
Dimensions:
9.70x6.12x1.43 in. 2.37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Complete with examples of actual designs from the aircraft industry plus exercise problems, Aircraft Control and Simulation, Second Edition is an excellent reference for anyone involved in the design and modeling of aerospace vehicles and an outstanding text for both undergraduates and graduate students.
"Synopsis" by , This second edition of the bestseller covers aerodynamics, the control systems, and mathematics involved in analyzing the performance of aircraft not only in the real world but also in computer-simulated flight and gaming. Includes new computer calculations in MatLab, which is commonly used in the industry.
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