Commercial Airplane Design Principles by Pasquale M SforzaCommercial Airplane Design Principles by Pasquale M Sforza

Commercial Airplane Design Principles

byPasquale M SforzaEditorPasquale M Sforza

Hardcover | February 19, 2014

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Commercial Airplane Design Principlesis a succinct, focused text covering all the information required at the preliminary stage of aircraft design: initial sizing and weight estimation, fuselage design, engine selection, aerodynamic analysis, stability and control, drag estimation, performance analysis, and economic analysis.

The text places emphasis on making informed choices from an array of competing options, and developing the confidence to do so.



  • Shows the use of standard, empirical, and classical methods in support of the design process
  • Explains the preparation of a professional quality design report
  • Provides a sample outline of a design report
  • Can be used in conjunction with Sforza,Commercial Aircraft Design Principlesto form a complete course in Aircraft/Spacecraft Design
Pasquale Sforza received his PhD from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1965. He has taught courses related to commercial airplane design at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and the University of Florida. His research interests include propulsion, gas dynamics, and air and space vehicle design. Dr. Sforza has also acted as ...
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Title:Commercial Airplane Design PrinciplesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:622 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 19, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124199534

ISBN - 13:9780124199538

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Table of Contents

  1. Market Survey and Mission Specification
  2. Preliminary Weight Estimation
  3. Fuselage Design
  4. Engine Selection
  5. Wing Design
  6. Tail Design
  7. Landing Gear Design
  8. Refined Weight and Balance Estimate
  9. Drag Estimation
  10. Aircraft Performance
  11. Aircraft Pricing and Economics

Appendix A: Airfoil Characteristics

Appendix B: Atmospheric Properties

Appendix C: Airfoil and Wing Theory and Analysis

Appendix D: Critical Mach Number Curves

Appendix E: Units and Conversion Factors

Appendix F: General Database for Commercial Aircraft