Mechanics of Flight, 2nd EditionISBN: 9780470539750
1152 pages
December 2009

With its unique balance of breadth and depth, coupled with a comprehensive presentation of theory and applications, Mechanics of Flight is rapidly becoming the textbook of choice to enable readers to master the science and mathematics of flight mechanics. By progressively building on the formulation and solution of simpler problems associated with aircraft performance, static stability, and control, the author guides readers from fundamental principles to the development of the general equations of motion and continues through dynamic stability, aircraft handling qualities, and flight simulation.
In response to feedback from students, instructors, practicing engineers, and test pilots, this Second Edition features much new material, including new and updated coverage of:

Effects of nonlinear aerodynamics on aircraft stability

Effects of tail dihedral on longitudinal and lateral stability

Lateral trim, engine failure, and minimumcontrol airspeed

Dynamic stability constraints and centerofgravity limits

Flight simulation in geographic coordinates
Throughout the text, many new worked examples demonstrate how to apply principles of flight mechanics to solve engineering problems. Moreover, the text offers an array of modern and classical techniques for solving a broad range of problems in flight mechanics. Unique features include presentations of the numerical liftingline method for efficient and accurate evaluation of stability derivatives and the quaternion formulation for sixdegreeoffreedom flight simulation. Moreover, the author provides the detail needed to enable readers to write their own code.
Mechanics of Flight is designed as a textbook for a twosemester sequence of courses for students in mechanical and aerospace engineering. In addition, the text's selfcontained chapters allow instructors to select individual topics for onesemester courses. The book is also a valuable reference for engineers working in the aerospace industry.
Acknowledgments.
1. Overview of Aerodynamics.
1.1. Introduction and Notation.
1.2. Fluid Statics and the Atmosphere.
1.3. The Boundary Layer Concept.
1.4. Inviscid Aerodynamics.
1.5. Review of Elementary Potential Flows.
1.6. Incompressible Flow over Airfoils.
1.7. TrailingEdge Flaps and Section Flap Effectiveness.
1.8. Incompressible Flow over Finite Wings.
1.9. Flow over Multiple Lifting Surfaces.
1.10. Wing Stall and Maximum Lift Coefficient.
1.11. Wing Aerodynamic Center and Pitching Moment.
1.12. Inviscid Compressible Aerodynamics.
1.13. Compressible Subsonic Flow.
1.14. Supersonic Flow.
1.15. Problems.
2. Overview of Propulsion.
2.1. Introduction.
2.2. The Propeller.
2.3. Propeller Blade Theory.
2.4. Propeller Momentum Theory.
2.5. OffAxis Forces and Moments Developed by a Propeller.
2.6. Turbojet Engines: The Thrust Equation.
2.7. Turbojet Engines: Cycle Analysis.
2.8. The Turbojet Engine with Afterburner.
2.9. Turbofan Engines.
2.10. Concluding Remarks.
2.11. Problems.
3. Aircraft Performance.
3.1. Introduction.
3.2. Thrust Required.
3.3. Power Required.
3.4. Rate of Climb and Power Available.
3.5. Fuel Consumption and Endurance.
3.6. Fuel Consumption and Range.
3.7. Power Failure and Gliding Flight.
3.8. Airspeed, Wing Loading, and Stall.
3.9. The Steady Coordinated Turn.
3.10. Takeoff and Landing Performance.
3.11. Accelerating Climb and Balanced Field Length.
3.12. Problems.
4. Longitudinal Static Stability and Trim.
4.1. Fundamentals of Static Equilibrium and Stability.
4.2. Pitch Stability of a Cambered Wing.
4.3. Simplified Pitch Stability Analysis for a WingTail Combination.
4.4. StickFixed Neutral Point and Static Margin.
4.5. Estimating the Downwash Angle on an Aft Tail.
4.6. Simplified Pitch Stability Analysis for a WingCanard Combination.
4.7. Effects of Drag and Vertical Offset.
4.8. Effects of Nonlinearities on the Aerodynamic Center.
4.9. Effect of the Fuselage, Nacelles, and External Stores.
4.10. Contribution of Running Propellers.
4.11. Contribution of Jet Engines.
4.12. Problems.
5. Lateral Static Stability and Trim.
5.1. Introduction.
5.2. Yaw Stability and Trim.
5.3. Estimating the Sidewash Gradient on a Vertical Tail.
5.4. Estimating the Lift Slope for a Vertical Tail.
5.5. Effects of Tail Dihedral on Yaw Stability.
5.6. Roll Stability and Dihedral Effect.
5.7. Roll Control and Trim Requirements.
5.8. The Generalized SmallAngle Lateral Trim Requirements.
5.9. SteadyHeading Sideslip.
5.10. Engine Failure and MinimumControl Airspeed.
5.11. LongitudinalLateral Coupling.
5.12. Control Surface Sign Conventions.
5.13. Problems.
6. Aircraft Controls and Maneuverability.
6.1. Longitudinal Control and Maneuverability.
6.2. Effects of Structural Flexibility.
6.3. Control Force and Trim Tabs.
6.4. StickFree Neutral and Maneuver Points.
6.5. Ground Effect, Elevator Sizing, and CG Limits.
6.6. Stall Recovery.
6.7. Lateral Control and Maneuverability.
6.8. Aileron Reversal.
6.9. Other Control Surface Configurations.
6.10. Airplane Spin.
6.11. Problems.
7. Aircraft Equations of Motion.
7.1. Introduction.
7.2. Newton’s Second Law for RigidBody Dynamics.
7.3. Position and Orientation: The Euler Angle Formulation.
7.4. RigidBody 6DOF Equations of Motion.
7.5. Linearized Equations of Motion.
7.6. Force and Moment Derivatives.
7.7. Nondimensional Linearized Equations of Motion.
7.8. Transformation of Stability Axes.
7.9. Inertial and Gyroscopic Coupling.
7.10. Problems.
8. Linearized Longitudinal Dynamics.
8.1. Fundamentals of Dynamics: Eigenproblems.
8.2. Longitudinal Motion: The Linearized Coupled Equations.
8.3. ShortPeriod Approximation.
8.4. LongPeriod Approximation.
8.5. Pure Pitching Motion.
8.6. Summary.
8.7. Problems.
9. Linearized Lateral Dynamics.
9.1. Introduction.
9.2. Lateral Motion: The Linearized Coupled Equations.
9.3. Roll Approximation.
9.4. Spiral Approximation.
9.5. Dutch Roll Approximation.
9.6. Pure Rolling Motion.
9.7. Pure Yawing Motion.
9.8. LongitudinalLateral Coupling.
9.9. Nonlinear Effects.
9.10. Summary.
9.11. Problems.
10. Aircraft Handling Qualities and Control Response.
10.1. Introduction.
10.2. Pilot Opinion.
10.3. Dynamic Handling Quality Prediction.
10.4. Response to Control Inputs.
10.5. Nonlinear Effects and LongitudinalLateral Coupling.
10.6. Problems.
11. Aircraft Flight Simulation.
11.1. Introduction.
11.2. Euler Angle Formulations.
11.3. DirectionCosine Formulation.
11.4. Euler Axis Formulation.
11.5. The EulerRodrigues Quaternion Formulation.
11.6. Quaternion Algebra.
11.7. Relations between the Quaternion and Other Attitude Descriptors.
11.8. Applying Rotational Constraints to the Quaternion Formulation.
11.9. ClosedForm Quaternion Solution for Constant Rotation.
11.10. Numerical Integration of the Quaternion Formulation.
11.11. Summary of the FlatEarth Quaternion Formulation.
11.12. Aircraft Position in Geographic Coordinates.
11.13. Problems.
Bibliography.
Appendixes.
A Standard Atmosphere, SI Units.
B Standard Atmosphere, English Units.
C Aircraft Moments of Inertia.
Nomenclature.
Index.
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