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Flight Dynamics, Simulation, and Control

For Rigid and Flexible Aircraft, 1st Edition

By Ranjan Vepa

CRC Press

696 pages

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pub: 2014-08-18
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Explore Key Concepts and Techniques Associated with Control Configured Elastic AircraftA rapid rise in air travel in the past decade is driving the development of newer, more energy-efficient, and malleable aircraft. Typically lighter and more flexible than the traditional rigid body, this new ideal calls for adaptations to some conventional concep

Table of Contents

Introduction to Flight Vehicles. Basic Principles Governing Aerodynamic Flows. Mechanics of Equilibrium Flight. Aircraft Non-Linear Dynamics: Equations of Motion. Small Perturbations and the Linearised, Decoupled Equations of Motion. Longitudinal and Lateral Linear Stability and Control. Aircraft Dynamic Response: Numerical Simulation and Non-Linear Phenomenon. Aircraft Flight Control. Piloted Simulation and Pilot Modelling. Flight Dynamics of Elastic Aircraft. 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. He conducts research on biomimetic morphing of wings and aerodynamic shape control and their applications to flight vehicles. 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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General