Flight Mechanics Of High-performance Aircraft by Nguyen X. VinhFlight Mechanics Of High-performance Aircraft by Nguyen X. Vinh

Flight Mechanics Of High-performance Aircraft

byNguyen X. Vinh

Paperback | May 26, 1995

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This text, written at a level accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, covers all aspects of flight performance of modern day high-performance aircraft, from take-off to landing, through different phases of flight in climb, cruise, turning and descent. The book begins with an introduction to equations of motion, aerodynamic forces, and propulsion systems and then goes on to apply what has been learned to performance during descent and glide, cruising, climb, turning and take-off and landing. A final chapter discusses the performance of hypervelocity re-entry vehicles. Challenging exercises are included at the ends of chapters. These are designed to give readers a deeper understanding of the material covered in the text. This text will serve as an introductory text for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. It will also be of value to researchers in universities and industry. The author is an internationally recognised teacher and researcher in this subject and has received the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research Awards from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Title:Flight Mechanics Of High-performance AircraftFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:May 26, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521478529

ISBN - 13:9780521478526


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Equations of motion; Aerodynamic forces; Propulsion systems; Descent and glide performance; Cruise performance; Climb performance; Turning performance; Turning flight of jet aircraft; Take-off and landing performance; Performance of hypervelocity re-entry vehicles; Appendices; Selected bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...the book is well written, the diagrams are simple and clear, the text and equations are easy....The book meets all the stated objectives and is certainly worth its price. I have no hesitation in recommending it before buying it I would also recommend comparison with its numerical neighbor in the Cambridge Aerospace Series. It is not often that a publisher offers two books on the same subject, at a similar time, at a similar price. Variety is the spice of life; look at both and choose the one that appeals to you most." Professor J.L.Stollery, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers