Design of Aircraft

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 391 pages
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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. 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. For professionals in the Aerospace Engineering field.

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One of the best books I ever read for Aircraft design. The most interesting part of this book is that the author describes how different design parameters affects the aircraft's performance in a simple and clear manner. I have recommended this book to many and has been a pleasure to receive positive feedback. 


Preliminary Estimate of TakeOff Weight
Wing Loading Selection
Main Wing Design

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