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Aircraft Performance

An Engineering Approach, 1st Edition

By Mohammad H. Sadraey

CRC Press

546 pages | 40 Color Illus. | 140 B/W Illus.

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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.

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

Atmosphere

Introduction

General Description of Atmosphere

Major Components

Atmosphere Layers

International Standard Atmosphere

Atmospheric Parameters

Humidity

Altitude and its Measurement

Speed of Sound

Atmospheric Phenomena

Lightning

Equations of Motion

Introduction

Aerodynamic Forces

Governing Equations

Application of Newton’s Second Law to Flight Phases

True and Equivalent Air Speed

Stall Speed

Problems

References

Drag Force and Drag Coefficient

Introduction

Drag Classification

Drag Polar

Calculation of CDo

Wave Drag

CDo at various Configurations

Problems

References

Thrust Force

Introduction

Aircraft Engine Classification

Piston or Reciprocating Engines

Turbine Engines

Other Propeller-Driven Engines

Engine Performance Criteria

Engine Performance Calculation

Propeller Performance

Problems

References

Straight Level Flight – Jet Aircraft

Introduction

Basic Equations

Specific Speeds in Straight Level Flight

Range

Endurance

Ceiling

Problems

References

Straight Level Flight – Propeller Aircraft

Introduction

Basic Equations

Specific Speeds

Range

Endurance

Ceiling

Summary and Comparison

Problems

References

Climb and Descent

Introduction

Basic Fundamentals

General Equations of Motion

Fastest Climb

Steepest Climb

Most-Economical Climb

Time to Climb

Descent

Gliding Flight

Problems

References

Take-off and Landing

Introduction

Take-off Principles

Take-off Run Calculation

Landing

The Effect of Wind on Take-off and Landing

Problems

References

Flight Maneuvers

Introduction

Turning Flight

Maneuverability – Jet Aircraft

Maneuverability – Prop-Driven Aircraft

Vertical Maneuvers

V-n Diagrams

Problems

References

Aircraft Performance Simulation Using Numerical Methods

Introduction

Take-off Rotation Analysis Using Numerical Methods

Free Fall Simulation

Take-off Airborne Section Analysis Using Numerical Methods

Climb Analysis Using Numerical Methods

Fastest Climb Analysis Using Numerical Methods

Time to Climb Analysis Using Numerical Methods

Parabolic Path for a Zero-Gravity Flight

Problems

References

Appendix

Standard Atmosphere, SI Units

Standard Atmosphere, English Units

Flight Records

A Typical Project for Students

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical