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Electric Aircraft Dynamics

A Systems Engineering Approach, 1st Edition

By Ranjan Vepa

CRC Press

376 pages | 105 B/W Illus.

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Description

Electric Aircraft Dynamics: A Systems Engineering Approach surveys engineering sciences that underpin the dynamics, control, monitoring, and design of electric propulsion systems for aircraft. It is structured to appeal to readers with a science and engineering background and is modular in format. The closely linked chapters present descriptive material and relevant mathematical modeling techniques, followed by numerous design exercises that cover the assembly of systems that deliver, synergistically, the desired performance outcomes. Taken as a whole, this groundbreaking text equips professional and student readers with a solid foundation for advanced work in this emerging field.

Key Features:

  • Provides the first systems-based overview of this emerging aerospace technology
  • Surveys low-weight battery technologies and their use in electric aircraft propulsion
  • Explores the design and use of plasma actuation for boundary layer and flow control
  • Considers the integrated design of electric motor-driven propellers
  • Includes PowerPoint slides for instructors using the text for classes

Dr. Ranjan Vepa earned his PhD in applied mechanics from Stanford University, California. He currently serves as a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Material Science, Queen Mary University of London, where he has also been the programme director of the Avionics Programme since 2001. Dr. Vepa is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, London; the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), New York; a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation, London; and a chartered engineer.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Electric Motors. Batteries & Electro-Chemical Cells. Permanent Magnet Motors and Hallbach Arrays. Introduction to BLT and Drag Reduction. Electric Aircraft Propeller Design. High Temperature Superconducting Motors. Aeroacoustics and Low Noise Design. Principles and Applications of Plasma Actuators. Photovoltaic Cells. Semiconductors and Power Electronics. Flight Control and Autonomous Operations. References. Index.

About the Author

Dr. Ranjan Vepa earned his PhD in applied mechanics from Stanford University, California. He currently serves as a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Material Science, Queen Mary University of London, where he has also been the programme director of the Avionics Programme since 2001. Dr. Vepa is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, London; the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), New York; a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation, London; and a chartered engineer.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical