Aircraft Design RDS Student

Author: Daniel P. Raymer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781600869211
Format: PDF
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This textbook presents the process of aircraft conceptual design as seen in industry aircraft design groups. It contains design methods, illustrations, tips, explanations and equations, and has extensive appendices with key data for design.

Aircraft Design

Author: Daniel P. Raymer
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
ISBN: 9781600869112
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents the entire process of aircraft conceptual design - from requirements definition to initial sizing, configuration layout, analysis, sizing, optimization, and trade studies. A virtual encyclopaedia of engineering, it is known for its completeness, easy-to-read style, and real-world approach to the process of design.

Advanced Aircraft Design

Author: Egbert Torenbeek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118568095
Format: PDF
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Although the overall appearance of modern airliners has not changed a lot since the introduction of jetliners in the 1950s, their safety, efficiency and environmental friendliness have improved considerably. Main contributors to this have been gas turbine engine technology, advanced materials, computational aerodynamics, advanced structural analysis and on-board systems. Since aircraft design became a highly multidisciplinary activity, the development of multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) has become a popular new discipline. Despite this, the application of MDO during the conceptual design phase is not yet widespread. Advanced Aircraft Design: Conceptual Design, Analysis and Optimization of Subsonic Civil Airplanes presents a quasi-analytical optimization approach based on a concise set of sizing equations. Objectives are aerodynamic efficiency, mission fuel, empty weight and maximum takeoff weight. Independent design variables studied include design cruise altitude, wing area and span and thrust or power loading. Principal features of integrated concepts such as the blended wing and body and highly non-planar wings are also covered. The quasi-analytical approach enables designers to compare the results of high-fidelity MDO optimization with lower-fidelity methods which need far less computational effort. Another advantage to this approach is that it can provide answers to “what if” questions rapidly and with little computational cost. Key features: Presents a new fundamental vision on conceptual airplane design optimization Provides an overview of advanced technologies for propulsion and reducing aerodynamic drag Offers insight into the derivation of design sensitivity information Emphasizes design based on first principles Considers pros and cons of innovative configurations Reconsiders optimum cruise performance at transonic Mach numbers Advanced Aircraft Design: Conceptual Design, Analysis and Optimization of Subsonic Civil Airplanes advances understanding of the initial optimization of civil airplanes and is a must-have reference for aerospace engineering students, applied researchers, aircraft design engineers and analysts.

Designing Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Author: Jay Gundlach
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
ISBN: 9781624102615
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Investigates all elements of the UAS design process, including architectural options and design drivers across diverse system classes. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the end-to-end unmanned aircraft system and a deeper appreciation for the multidisciplinary nature of UAS design.

RDS student

Author: Daniel P. Raymer
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
ISBN: 9781563478314
Format: PDF, Kindle
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RDS features a 3-D CAD module for design layout, and has analysis modules for aerodynamics, weights, propulsion, and cost. Also included are aircraft sizing, mission analysis, and complete performance analysis including takeoff, landing, rate of climb, Ps, fs, turn rate, and acceleration. Also provides graphical output for drag polars, L/D ratio, thrust curves, flight envelope, range parameter, and more.

Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design

Author: Leland Malcolm Nicolai
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
ISBN:
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The aircraft is only a transport mechanism for the payload, and all design decisions must consider payload first. Simply stated, the aircraft is a dust cover. "Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, Volume 1: Aircraft Design" emphasizes that the science and art of the aircraft design process is a compromise and that there is no right answer; however, there is always a best answer based on existing requirements and available technologies.

Helicopter Flight Dynamics

Author: Gareth D. Padfield, CEng, PhD, FRAeS
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470691166
Format: PDF, ePub
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The behaviour of helicopters is so complex that understanding the physical mechanisms at work in trim, stability and response, and thus the prediction of Flying Qualities, requires a framework of analytical and numerical modelling and simulation. Good Flying Qualities are vital for ensuring that mission performance is achievable with safety and, in the first edition of Helicopter Flight Dynamics, a comprehensive treatment of design criteria was presented. In this second edition, the author complements this with a new Chapter on Degraded Flying Qualities, drawing examples from flight in poor visibility, failure of control functions and encounters with severe atmospheric disturbances. Fully embracing the consequences of Degraded Flying Qualities during the design phase will contribute positively to safety. The accurate prediction and assessment of Flying Qualities draws on the modelling and simulation discipline on the one hand and testing methodologies on the other. Checking predictions in flight requires clearly defined ‘mission-task-elements’, derived from missions with realistic performance requirements. High fidelity simulations also form the basis for the design of stability and control augmentation systems, essential for conferring Level 1 Flying Qualities. The integrated description of flight dynamic modelling, simulation and flying qualities forms the subject of this book, which will be of interest to engineers in research laboratories and manufacturing industry, test pilots and flight test engineers, and as a reference for graduate and postgraduate students in aerospace engineering. The Author Gareth Padfield, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, is the Bibby Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liverpool. He is an aeronautical engineer by training and has spent his career to date researching the theory and practice of flight for both fixed-wing aeroplanes and rotorcraft. During his years with the UK’s Royal Aircraft Establishment and Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, he conducted research into rotorcraft dynamics, handling qualities and flight control. His work has involved a mix of flight testing, creating and testing simulation models and developing analytic approximations to describe flight behaviour and handling qualities. Much of his research has been conducted in the context of international collaboration – with the Technical Co-operation Programme, AGARD and GARTEUR as well as more informal collaborations with industry, universities and research centres worldwide. He is very aware that many accomplishments, including this book, could not have been achieved without the global networking that aerospace research affords. During the last 8 years as an academic, the author has continued to develop his knowledge and understanding in flight dynamics, not only through research, but also through teaching the subject at undergraduate level; an experience that affords a new and deeper kind of learning that, hopefully, readers of this book will benefit from.

Flight Testing of Fixed Wing Aircraft

Author: Ralph D. Kimberlin
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 9781600860560
Format: PDF
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Annotation The measurement of performance during an airplane's flight, testing is one of the more important tasks to be accomplished during its development as it impacts on both the airplane's safety and its marketability. This book discusses performance for both propeller-driven and jet aircraft