Aircraft Design Concepts
An Introductory Course
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Aircraft Design Concepts: An Introductory Course on Aircraft Design introduces the principles of aircraft design through a quantitative approach developed over two decades of teaching aircraft design to 4th-year and graduate students. Building on prerequisite courses, the text develops basic design skills and methodologies, while also explaining the underlying physics. The book uses an historical approach to examine a wide range of aircraft types and their design, and additionally builds an appreciation of the rich history of aeronautical engineering. Numerous charts, photos and illustrations enhance the presentation, which imparts both the techical knowledge and creativity needed for aircraft design.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Aerodynamics. Propeller Analysis. Flying Wing (and Tailless) Aircraft. Canard Airplanes and Biplanes. Flight Dynamics. Airships. Performance. Appendix A: Multhropp Body-Moment Equation. Appendix: Rigid-Body Equations of Motion.
James DeLaurier has worked as an aerospace engineer, consultant, and professor. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and has worked at McDonnell Aircraft, the NASA Ames Research Center, the Sheldahl Corporation, and the Battelle Memorial Foundation. Until his retirement in 2006, Dr. DeLaurier was a professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto. His specialities include aircraft design, lighter-than-air aerial vehicles, flapping-wing flying machines, and remotepiloted/microwave-powered aircraft.