A one-stop Desk Reference, for engineers involved in all aspects of aerospace; this is a book that 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 Modelling
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Over 2,500 pages of reference material, including over 1,500 pages not included in the print edition
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
Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Flight Performance
2.1 The Aircraft and its Environment
2.7 Flight Envelopes
2.8 Take-off and Landing
Section 3 Aircraft Structures
3.2 Structural Components
3.4 Airframe Loads
3.6 Structural Idealization
Section 4 Flight Dynamics
4.1 Introduction to Flight Dynamics
4.2 System of Axes and Notation
4.3 Static Equilibrium and Trim
4.4 Longitudinal Dynamics
4.5 Lateral–Directional Dynamics
4.6 Two-Dimensional Wing Theory
4.7 Finite Wing Theory
4.8 Compressible Flow
4.9 Flow Control and Wing Design
Section 5 Aircraft Design Projects
5.1 Long-Range Business Jet
5.2 Military Trainer
5.3 High-Altitude Surveillance Vehicle
5.4 General Aviation Amphibian Aircraft
5.5 Aircraft Models
Section 6 Avionic Systems
6.1 VHF Communications
6.2 HF Communications
6.3 Aircraft Navigation
6.4 Automatic Direction Finder
6.5 VHF Omnidirectional Range
6.6 Distance Measuring Equipment
6.7 Flight Management Systems
6.8 Air Traffic Control System
6.9 Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System
6.10 Data Buses
6.12 Flight-Deck Audio Systems
6.13 Emergency Location Systems
6.14 Electrostatic Sensitive Devices
6.15 Electromagnetic Compatibility
Section 7 Rotorcraft
7.1 Introduction to Rotorcraft
7.2 Helicopter Dynamics
7.3 Helicopter Performance
7.4 Other Types of Rotorcraft
Section 8 Space Vehicles and Rockets
8.1 Satellite Attitude Dynamics
8.2 Rocket Vehicle Dynamics
8.3 Low-Energy Transfers and Applications
8.4 Orbital Mechanics of Propellantless Propulsion Systems
Section 9 Airworthiness
9.1 The ICAO and the Civil Aviation Authorities
9.2 Airworthiness Requirements
9.3 Type Certification
9.4 Certificates of Airworthiness
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