Modern Flight Dynamics

Hardcover | March 1, 2011

byDavid Schmidt

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This book is written primarily as a textbook, but with today's extensive military emphasis on unmanned flight drones and highly maneuverable vehicles, practicing aerospace engineers in the industry, as well as electrical engineers working in flight controls, will find this book a valuable reference.

The field of flight dynamics has evolved considerably, and is still evolving in large part because of the prevalence of feedback control systems that now dominate the dynamic response of most new aircraft. Thus, in addition to a thorough and readable treatment of more conventional topics, this book provides a much more rigorous emphasis on dynamics coupled with extensive linear-system analysis to meet the needs of today's engineers and designers

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This book is written primarily as a textbook, but with today's extensive military emphasis on unmanned flight drones and highly maneuverable vehicles, practicing aerospace engineers in the industry, as well as electrical engineers working in flight controls, will find this book a valuable reference. The field of flight dynamics has ev...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.4 × 7.4 × 1.6 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007339811X

ISBN - 13:9780073398112

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Topical Review

Chapter 2: Equations of Motion of the Rigid Vehicle

Chapter 3: Structural Vibrations- A "Just-In-Time Tutorial"

Chapter 4: The Equations of Motion for Elastic Vehicles

Chapter 5: Basic Aerodynamics of Lifting Surfaces

Chapter 6: Modeling the Forces and Moments on the Vehicle

Chapter 7: Effects of Elastic Deformation on the Forces and Moments

Chapter 8: Math Model Assembly and Flight Simulation

Chapter 9: Analysis of Steady and Quasi-Steady Flight

Chapter 10: Linear Flight-Dynamics Analysis

Chapter 11: Feedback Stability Augmentation

Chapter 12: Automatic Guidance and Control-Autopilots

Chapter 13: Control Characteristics of the Human Pilot

Appendix A: Properties of the Atmosphere

Appendix B: Data for Several Aircraft

Appendix C: Models of Atmospheric Turbulence

Appendix D: Cramer's Rule for Solving Simultaneous Equations