Aircraft Performance by W. Austyn MairAircraft Performance by W. Austyn Mair

Aircraft Performance

byW. Austyn Mair, David L. Birdsall

Paperback | March 29, 1996

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This book describes the principles and equations required for evaluating the performance of an aircraft. After introductory chapters on the atmosphere, basic flight theory, and drag, the book goes on to consider in detail the estimation of climbing performance, the relevant characteristics of power plants, takeoff and landing performance, range, and turning performance.
Title:Aircraft PerformanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:March 29, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521568366

ISBN - 13:9780521568364


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Aerodynamic foundations; Basic flight theory; Drag equations; Climbing performance; Power plants; Take-off and landing performance; Fuel consumption, range and endurance; Turning performance; Vectored thrust; Transonic and supersonic flight; Appendices.

Editorial Reviews

"What a pleasure it is to welcome a book on performance which has all the necessary virtues. It sets sensible boundaries and inside them it is comprehensive, well balanced and well written." H.Y. Ratcliffe, Aeronautical Journal