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Design of Aircraft, Hardcover, 1 Edition by Corke, Thomas (Used)

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9780130892348
0130892343

Publication Date: 2002-11-01
Publisher: Pearson
Hardcover : 390 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: Corke, Thomas
ISBN-10: 0130892343
ISBN-13: 9780130892348

Product Description The approach of this book is to demonstrate how theoretical aspects, drawn from topics on airplane aerodynamics, aircraft structures, stability and control, propulsion, and compressible flows, can be applied to produce a new conceptual aircraft design. The book cites theoretical expressions wherever possible, but also stresses the interplay of different aspects of the design which often require compromises. KEY TOPICS: Coverage includes the conceptual design of an aircraft; iterative and repetitive calculations, and the different degrees of dependence of the aircraft characteristics on changing input conditions. MARKET: For professionals in the Aerospace Engineering field. From the Back Cover Design of Aircraft is intended as a text for a senior-level (capstone) aerospace or aeronautics engineering course dealing with the conceptual design of aircraft. The approach is to demonstrate how theoretical aspects, drawn from topics on airplane aerodynamics, aircraft structures, stability and control, propulsion, and compressible flows can be applied to produce a new conceptual aircraft design. The book uses theoretical expressions wherever possible to seek optimums, but also stresses the interplay between different aspects of the design that often require compromises. As necessary, it draws on historical information to provide necessary input parameters, especially at an early stage of the design process. In addition, trends are used to provide checks on design elements to determine if they deviate too far from historical norms. A sample case study of a conceptual supersonic business jet runs through the chapters to illustrate each design step. Key Features of the Book The process of the conceptual design of an aircraft is divided into 14 elements that are covered in sequential chapters. These range from the initial design proposal to the unit cost estimate. For each element, the degree of optimization based on design drivers can be examined. Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are included for each element of the design to perform iterative or repetitive calculations, and graph results. Each chapter contains a detailed description of the spreadsheet structure for that element, so that students can easily make modifications that suit their specific designs. In addition to the case study covered throughout the chapters, the Appendix includes two complete case studies with spreadsheets, for a large transport aircraft and a small kit aircraft. The chapters also contain individual problems that are designed to examine potential optimums and sensitivity of the different design elements to input parameters. Some of these problems are "open ended" and require interpretation and discussion. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. This book is intended to be a text for a senior-level aerospace engineering course dealing with the conceptual design of aircraft. It is based on my experience in teaching the "capstone" design class in aerospace engineering for the past 15 years. The approach is to demonstrate how the theoretical aspects, drawn from topics on airplane aerodynamics, aircraft structures, stability and control, propulsion, and compressible flows, can be applied to produce a new conceptual aircraft design. The book cites theoretical expressions wherever possible, but also stresses the interplay of different aspects of the design, which often require compromises. As necessary, it draws on historical information to provide needed input parameters, especially at an early stage of the design process. In addition, historical aircraft are used to provide checks on design elements to determine if they deviate too far from historical norms. The process of the conceptual design of an aircraft is broken down into 14 steps. These are covered in Chapters 2 through 13. The book stresses the use of a spreadsheet approach for iterative and repetitive calculations. Sample spreadsheets, in Microsoft Excel,


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