An Introduction to Aircraft Performance

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AIAA, 1997 - Airplanes - 339 pages
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Contents

Aircraft Aerodynamics
1
12 Aircraft Shape and Orientation Effects
3
13 Effects of the Reynolds Number Viscosity
7
Compressibility
9
15 Effects of Wing Planform
11
16 HighLift Coefficient Devices
19
17 Drag Components
22
18 Basic Aerodynamic Assumptions for Aircraft Performance
26
84 Energy Method in Flight Testing
178
Problems
179
Special Cases
181
93 Unrestricted Turning Flight
184
94 Influence of AoA on Climb Performance
190
95 Gliding Turn
191
96 Effects of Using Afterburners
193
97 Tailoring of the Drag Polar
196

Aircraft Propulsion
29
23 Reciprocating Piston Engines PistonProp
36
24 Gas Turbine Engines
42
25 Installed vs Uninstalled Propulsion System
53
26 Basic Propulsion Assumptions for Aircraft Performance
58
Level Flight
61
33 Flight Envelope
73
34 Range
78
35 Endurance
96
Problems
99
Flight in the Vertical Plane
103
42 Maximum Climb Angle
104
43 Maximum Rate of Climb
105
44 Velocity Hodograph
106
45 QuasisteadyState Climb Analysis
110
46 Factors Influencing the Rate of Climb
111
47 PistonProp Climb
115
48 Gliding Flight
117
49 Maneuvering in the Vertical Plane
121
410 Influence of the Wind on the Climb Angle
126
Problems
127
Turning Flight
129
52 Instantaneous vs Sustained Turn Performance
130
53 Maximum Sustained Turning Rate
134
54 Minimum Sustained Radius of Turn
137
Problems
138
Aircraft In Ground Effect
141
62 Development of an IGE Equation for Performance Analysis
144
Problems
149
Takeoff and Landing
151
73 Landing
164
Problems
169
Energy Method
171
83 Energy Maneuverability
175
98 Turbojet Turbofan Turboprop and PistonProp Performance
198
99 Real Aircraft Performance
201
Problems
206
Stability and Control
207
102 Longitudinal Static Stability
208
103 LateralDirectional Static Stability
214
104 Engine Out Problems
216
Elements of Aircraft Design
219
113 Stealth Technology
234
114 Drag Reduction
240
A Design Challenge
242
116 Toward Higher Maneuverability
248
Flying in Adverse Weather
257
123 Effects of Gusts on the Load Factor
270
124 Wind Shear
273
125 Heavy Precipitation
274
Ground Proximity Warning Systems
277
132 Pilot Response Time Unit
279
133 Roll Recovery Unit
281
134 Dive Recovery Unit
284
135 Maximum AoA During Recovery
287
136 Comparison Between GPWS Units and Standard Aircraft Performance
289
137 Comparisons
292
138 Filtering of Aircraft Data
295
139 Conclusions
296
Aircraft Nomenclature
297
Atmosphere
309
Aircraft Performance Summary
325
Development of Equations
327
Aircraft Comparisons
333
References
335
Index
337
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