General Aviation Aircraft Design, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123973295
  • ISBN-13: 9780123973290
  • DDC: 629.13334
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1048 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Find the right answer the first time with this useful handbook of preliminary aircraft design. Written by an engineer with close to 20 years of design experience, General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures offers the practicing engineer a versatile handbook that serves as the first source for answers to aircraft design questions. The book is structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to content. Readers will find it a valuable guide to topics like sizing horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag; sizing lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability; numerical performance methods; and common faults and fixes in aircraft design. In most cases, numerical examples involve actual specs. Concepts are depicted by black-and-white figures, photos, and graphs (with full-color images in the eBook). The book is intended for practicing engineers, aerospace engineering students, mathematically astute amateur aircraft designers, and anyone interested in aircraft design.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Aircraft Design Process.
2: Aircraft Cost Analysis.
3: Initial Sizing.
4: Aircraft Conceptual Layout.
5: Aircraft Structural Layout.
6: Aircraft Weight Analysis.
7: Selecting the Power Plant.
8: The Anatomy of the Airfoil.
9: The Anatomy of the Wing.
10: The Anatomy of Lift Enhancement.
11: The Anatomy of the Tail.
12: The Anatomy of the Fuselage.
13: The Anatomy of the Landing Gear.
14: The Anatomy of the Propeller.
15: Aircraft Drag Analysis.
16: Performance – Introduction.
17: Performance – Take-Off.
18: Performance – Climb.
19: Performance – Cruise.
20: Performance – Range Analysis.
21: Performance – Descent.
22: Performance – Landing.
23: Miscellaneous Design Notes.
Atmospheric Modeling.
The Aerospace Engineer's Formula Sheet.