Airplane Stability and Control: A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation Possible by Malcolm J. AbzugAirplane Stability and Control: A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation Possible by Malcolm J. Abzug

Airplane Stability and Control: A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation Possible

byMalcolm J. Abzug, E. Eugene LarrabeeEditorMichael J. Rycroft

Paperback | October 13, 2005

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The authors, widely known for their contributions to airplane design and development, have captured both the technological progress and the excitement of this important facet of aviation. This updated edition includes new developments in propulsion-controlled aircraft, fly-by-wire technology, redundancy management, applications, and safety. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and figures, and includes brief biographies of noted stability and control figures along with a core bibliography.
Title:Airplane Stability and Control: A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation PossibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.87 inPublished:October 13, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521021286

ISBN - 13:9780521021289

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Table of Contents

1. Early developments in stability and control; 2. Research centers and texts; 3. Flying qualities becomes a science; 4. Power effects on stability and control; 5. Managing control forces; 6. Stability and control at the design stage; 7. The jets at an awkward age; 8. The discovery of inertial coupling; 9. Spinning and recovery; 10. Tactical airplane maneuverability; 11. High mach number difficulties; 12. Naval aircraft problems; 13. Ultra-light and human-powered airplanes; 14. Fuel slosh, deep stall, and more; 15. Safe personal airplanes; 16. Stability and control issues with variable sweep; 17. Modern canard configurations; 18. Evolution of the equations of motion; 19. The elastic airplane; 20. Stability augmentation; 21. Flying qualities research moves with the times; 22. Challenge of stealth aerodynamics; 23. Very large aircraft; 24. Work still to be done; Short biographies of some stability and control figures; References and core bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

"Every student or researcher working on Stability and Control and Flight Mechanics should make the effort to read and understand the material in this book; the benefit to their appeciation of the demanding nature of aeronautical engineering will be substatial." The Aeronautical Journal, Donal McLean