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Aircraft Performance
An Engineering Approach

ISBN 9781498776554
Published April 6, 2017 by CRC Press
570 Pages 40 Color & 140 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Aircraft Performance: An Engineering Approach introduces flight performance analysis techniques that enable readers to determine performance and flight capabilities of aircraft. Flight performance analysis for prop-driven and jet aircraft is explored, supported by examples and illustrations, many in full color. MATLAB programming for performance analysis is included, and coverage of modern aircraft types is emphasized. The text builds a strong foundation for advanced coursework in aircraft design and performance analysis.

Table of Contents

Atmosphere. Equations of Motion. Drag Force and Drag Coefficient. Thrust Force. Straight Level Flight – Jet Aircraft. Straight Level Flight - Prop-Driven Aircraft. Climb and Descent. Take-Off and Landing. Flight Maneuvers. Aircraft Performance Simulation Using Numerical Methods. Appendix.

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Mohammad H. Sadraey is an Associate Professor in the Engineering School at Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire, USA. Dr. Sadraey’s main research interests are in aircraft design techniques, Aircraft Performa, Flight Dynamics, and design and automatic control of unmanned aircraft. He received his MSc. in Aerospace Engineering in 1995 from RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, and his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas, Kansas, USA. Dr. Sadraey is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has over 20 years of professional experience in academia and industry. He is the author of three books including "Aircraft Design; A system Engineering Approach" published by Wiley publications in 2012.


"The major strength of this proposed book is (providing) more examples as well as exercise problems to enhance learning…..real aircraft data has been used to get to know about real time performance problems."
N. Murugan, Vel Tech Institute of Science and Technology, India

"Starts off from the basics and gradually builds up the concepts…A definite must have for anyone who is having a genuine interest to graduating students to practicing engineers...lot of numerical examples and simulation problems using MATLB/SIMULINK are added features of the book...can be used for self-study too."
Rajesh Joseph Abraham, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, India

"Nice took-off from the very basics and a wonderful flight through the hardest path of performance characteristics at various phases and landed with a modern approach in solving the performance problems smoothly. The author used both the system of units to meet the professional engineer demands. Modern tool is used wherever complex mathematical solution is required."
N. Murugan, Veltech Dr. RR & Dr. SR University, India

"My first impression was that it is a large book, probably bigger than most textbooks students already have on their bookshelves. However, the content of the book is really good and follows a clear and logical approach to aircraft performance.

The breadth of the book would also provide an excellent foundation for Masters level Aeronautics students from other engineering disciplines wanting to get up to speed with aircraft performance and aeronautics specific content more generally. The appendices include performance data on a range of aircraft, and most interestingly an appendix on ‘Flight Records’, which includes some fascinating data. The book is certainly comprehensive, with extensive examples, problems at the end of each chapter and MATLAB code."
The Aeronautical Journal, May 2018 Issue