Aerospace Engineering Desk Reference

1st Edition


  • Howard Curtis
  • Antonio Filippone
  • Michael Cook
  • T.H.G. Megson
  • Mike Tooley
  • David Wyatt
  • Lloyd R. Jenkinson
  • Jim Marchman
  • Filippo De Florio
  • John Watkinson
    • Print ISBN 9781856175753


    A one-stop desk reference, for engineers involved in all aspects of aerospace, this book will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. Material covers a broad topic range from structural components of aircraft, design and airworthiness to aerodynamics and modeling.

    Key Features

    * A hard-working desk reference, providing all the essential material needed by aerospace engineers on a day-to-day basis * Fundamentals, key techniques, engineering best practice and rules-of-thumb together in one quick-reference sourcebook * Definitive content by the leading authors in the field, including Howard Curtis, Antonio Filippone, Michael Cook and T.H.G. Megson


    Practicing aircraft engineers; Organizations dealing with air traffic operations, standards, safety, environment & various financial aspects of the design & operation of the aircraft; Flight mechanics, those involved with aircraft design, scheduling, research, systems, controls, navigation, optimisation & optimal control


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    About the authors

    Howard Curtis

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA

    Antonio Filippone

    Dr. Antonio Filippone is a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Manchester, UK

    T.H.G. Megson

    T.H.G. Megson is a professor emeritus with the Department of Civil Engineering at Leeds University (UK).

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Civil Engineering, Leeds University, UK

    Mike Tooley

    Mike Tooley is a technical author and consultant. He was formerly Vice Principal at Brooklands College in Surrey, England, where he was responsible for the delivery of learning to over 10,000 Further and Higher Education students increasingly by flexible, open and on-line distance learning. Mike is the well-known author of several popular engineering and related text books, including widely adopted course texts for BTEC, GCE A-level and GCSE qualifications in Engineering. Mike's hobbies include astronomy, amateur radio, aviation, computing and electronic circuit design and construction.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Formerly Vice Principal, Dean of Faculty and Head of Engineering at Brooklands College, Surrey, UK

    David Wyatt

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Design Manager, Lees Avionics, UK; formerly avionics lecturer, Brooklands College; product support engineer, Lear Siegler (B737 FMCS) and development engineer, British Airways (B747 avionic systems)

    Lloyd R. Jenkinson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, UK

    Jim Marchman

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA

    Filippo De Florio

    Previously Director of the Italian RAI-ENAC Type Certification Division 1992-2000. Also a member of the JAA Certification Committee. As a member of the JAR 22 and JAR-VLA Study Groups since the 1970s, he had a key role in the creation and development of such standards. Dr. De Florio has been a sailplane and aeroplane pilot for over 25 years and currently remains a member of the OSTIV Sailplane Development Panel and Honorary Member of UVS International. In June 2008, he was awarded the 1st UAS Pioneer Award instituted 'to honour and thank individuals for their exceptional and dedicated services to the international UAS community'.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Aeronautical Engineer, Flight Test Engineer (Ret.)

    John Watkinson

    John Watkinson is an independent international consultant in advanced applications of electronics to audiovisual and avionics systems. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, and the British Computer Society and is a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars and training courses worldwide. He is the author of many other Elsevier books, including The Art of DigitalVideo, An Introduction to Digital Video, Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media, Television Fundamentals and The Art of the Helicopter.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Reading, UK International consultant in audio, video and data recording.