Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics: Performance, Static Stability, Dynamic Stability, and Classical Feedback Control

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Steven L. Morris
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 634 pages
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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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Contents

A Review of Basic Propulsion
59
Aircraft Performance
81
Aircraft Equations of Motion
145
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