Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics: Performance, Static Stability, Dynamic Stability, and Classical Feedback Control
Steven L. Morris
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 634 pages
Winner of the Summerfield Book Award!
This textbook is based on a successful 15-year approach to teaching aircraft flight mechanics at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Intended for junior-level students presented with the material for the first time, the book clearly explains all the concepts and derivations of equations for aircraft flight mechanics. The material progresses through aircraft performance, static stability, dynamic stability, and feedback control. The chapters present real-world applications and contain problems. Each year the Academys students are placed with industry, NASA, and Air Force labs as well as test organizations during the summer immediately following their junior year. The hosts are asked to provide feedback on how well the students are prepared in the fields of flight mechanics and aerodynamics. Each year, the student reviews are outstanding, illustrating the excellent quality of the authors approach.
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aerodynamic aerodynamic center aileron aircraft airfoil altitude angle of attack approximation assume asymptotes axis system block diagram Bode plot body axis system boundary layer characteristic equation closed-loop configuration constant control surface damping ratio decreases defined derivative differential equation discussed in Sec dutch roll dynamic stability engine equal to zero Example feedback filter first-order flight condition flight control system flow ft/s fuel horizontal tail increase induced drag ISBN Laplace Laplace transform lateral-directional lead compensator lift coefficient load factor longitudinal Mach number magnitude maximum natural frequency negative OLTF output parameters perturbed phase phugoid pilot positive pressure rad/s response Reynolds number roll mode roll rate root locus rudder deflection second-order short period shown in Fig sideforce sideslip angle stability axis static stability steady-state error step input thrust tion transfer function trim true airspeed TSFC typically vector velocity vertical tail wing