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.