Flight Dynamics Principles

Flight Dynamics Principles

A Linear Systems Approach to Aircraft Stability and Control

2nd Edition - August 9, 2007

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  • Authors: Michael Cook, Michael Cook
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080550367

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The study of flight dynamics requires a thorough understanding of the theory of the stability and control of aircraft, an appreciation of flight control systems and a comprehensive grounding in the theory of automatic control. Flight Dynamics Principles provides all three in an accessible and student focussed text. Written for those coming to the subject for the first time the book is suitable as a complete first course text. It provides a secure foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics such a non-linear flight dynamics, simulation and advanced flight control, and is ideal for those on course including flight mechanics, aircraft handling qualities, aircraft stability and control. Enhances by detailed worked examples, case studies and aircraft operating condition software, this complete course text, by a renowned flight dynamicist, is widely used on aircraft engineering courses

Key Features

  • Suitable as a complete first course text, it provides a secure foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics such a non-linear flight dynamics, simulation and advanced flight control
  • End of chapter exercises, detailed worked examples, and case studies aid understanding and relate concepts to real world applications
  • Covers key contemporary topics including all aspects of optimization, emissions, regulation and automatic flight control and UAVs
  • Accompanying MathCAD software source code for performance model generation and optimization

Readership

Aerospace and aeronautical engineering students; CPD audience from the aero industry

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
  • Published: August 9, 2007
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080550367

About the Authors

Michael Cook

After graduating Michael Cook joined Elliott Flight Automation as a Systems Engineer and contributed flight control systems design to several major projects. Later he joined the College of Aeronautics to research and teach flight dynamics, experimental flight mechanics and flight control. Previously leader of the Dynamics, Simulation and Control Research Group he is now retired and continues to provide part time support. In 2003 the Group was recognised as the Preferred Academic Capability Partner for Flight Dynamics by BAE SYSTEMS and in 2007 he received a Chairman’s Bronze award for his contribution to a joint UAV research programme.

Affiliations and Expertise

Previously leader of the Dynamics, Simulation and Control Research Group

Michael Cook

After graduating Michael Cook joined Elliott Flight Automation as a Systems Engineer and contributed flight control systems design to several major projects. Later he joined the College of Aeronautics to research and teach flight dynamics, experimental flight mechanics and flight control. Previously leader of the Dynamics, Simulation and Control Research Group he is now retired and continues to provide part time support. In 2003 the Group was recognised as the Preferred Academic Capability Partner for Flight Dynamics by BAE SYSTEMS and in 2007 he received a Chairman’s Bronze award for his contribution to a joint UAV research programme.

Affiliations and Expertise

Previously leader of the Dynamics, Simulation and Control Research Group

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