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Author Takahashi, Timothy., author.

Title Aircraft performance and sizing. Volume I, Fundamentals of aircraft performance / Timothy Takahashi.

Published New York, [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2016.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 230 pages) : illustrations.
Series Aerospace engineering collection
Aerospace engineering collection.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Defining a clean-sheet design -- 1.2 Aircraft purpose, the explicit requirements -- 1.3 Certification, the implied requirements --
2. Flight mechanics basics -- 2.1 Reference units -- 2.2 Coordinate frames -- 2.3 Standard atmosphere -- 2.4 How pilots actually fly airplanes --
3. Propulsion system design drivers and performance -- 3.1 Gas turbine fundamentals -- 3.2 Calculating thrust and fuel flow -- 3.3 Propulsion system components and design drivers -- 3.4 Example engine performance data --
4. Aerodynamic analysis fundamentals: lift and drag -- 4.1 Full configuration drag estimation -- 4.2 Zero-lift drag at incompressible speeds -- 4.3 Zero-lift drag due to compressibility -- 4.4 Drag due to lift at incompressible speeds -- 4.5 Drag due to lift arising from compressibility -- 4.6 "Crud drag," the drag of real versus idealized aerostructures -- 4.7 Maximum lift coefficient/buffet boundary -- 4.8 Angle of attack -- 4.9 Take-off, approach, and landing aerodynamics --
5. Kinematic "point-performance" principles -- 5.1 Standard atmosphere revisited -- 5.2 Computing stall speed -- 5.3 Minimum and maximum permissible flight speeds -- 5.4 The energy-maneuverability skymap plot -- 5.5 Inferring lift and drag in an E-M plot -- 5.6 Aerodynamic efficiency (L/D) and performance efficiency (M(L/D)) -- 5.7 Dimensionalizing drag -- 5.8 Propulsive performance -- 5.9 Specific excess thrust and linear acceleration capability -- 5.10 Specific excess power, rate of climb (R.O.C.), and ceiling -- 5.11 Specific range -- 5.12 Loiter -- 5.13 Induced drag fraction of total drag for level flight limited by aerodynamics and propulsion -- 5.14 Maximum load factor, instantaneous turn rate and stall speed ratio -- 5.15 Combat agility, maximum sustained turn rate --
6. Mission performance principles -- 6.1 Breguet range equation -- 6.2 Time-step integrating simulations -- 6.3 Creating missions using a mission simulation code -- 6.4 Observations examining the output of a mission simulation code -- 6.5 Creating trade studies using a mission simulation code -- 6.6 Creating payload/range charts using a mission simulation code -- Index.
Restrictions Restricted to libraries which purchase an unrestricted PDF download via an IP.
Summary This book is a concise practical treatise for the student or experienced professional aircraft designer. This volume comprises key fundamental subjects for aerodynamic performance analysis: the basics of flight mechanics bridging both engineering and piloting perspectives, propulsion system performance attributes, practical drag prediction methods, aircraft "up and away" flight performance and aircraft mission performance. This book may serve as a textbook for an undergraduate aircraft performance course or as a reference for the classically trained practicing engineer.
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on March 17, 2016).
Subject Airplanes -- Design and construction.
Airplanes -- Performance.
Aircraft Design
Aircraft Performance
Aircraft Sizing,
Aircraft Stability
Aircraft Control
Libros electronicos.
Variant Title Fundamentals of aircraft performance.
ISBN 9781606506844 electronic
9781606506837 print