Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Flight Physics

Konstantin Volkov

Kingston University London


Flow Control Dynamics Simulation Airfoil Flight Forces Flight Speed Flight Control Engine Turbine Stability Control Aeroelastic Problem CFD

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About the book

The book focuses on a synthesis of the fundamental disciplines and practical applications involved in the design, investigation, description, and analysis of aircraft flight including applied aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, flight performance, stability and control, flight safety and flight performance. The book covers the aerodynamic models that describe the forces and moments on maneuvering aircraft, and provides an overview of the concepts and methods used in flight dynamics and control. A particular focus of the book is development of theoretical, computational and experimental methods in aerodynamics and related disciplines. Computational methods are widely used by the practicing aerodynamicist, and the book covers computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) techniques used to improve understanding of the physical models that underlie computational methods.

The book offers a deep view of flows in wings, airfoils, nozzles, boundary layers and wakes, and on the subject of wind tunnel measurements, flight control and stability.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 25th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 15th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 3rd 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: October 2nd 2020

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About the editor

Konstantin Volkov

Kingston University London

Dr Volkov is a senior lecturer in Thermo fluids at the Kingston University (London, UK). He holds a PhD in fluid mechanics. After completing his PhD, Dr Volkov worked at the Baltic State Technical University (Russia), University of Central Lancashire (UK), University of Surrey (UK). His areas of expertise cover multidisciplinary areas: from design and optimisation of energy systems to fundamental problems focused on modelling and simulation of turbulent multi-phase flows. He is the Chartered Engineer and member of Institute of Physics, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Combustion Institute. He is author of more than 120 scientific papers and member of editorial board and scientific committee of a number of journals and conferences.

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