Aircraft Design

Author: Mohammad H. Sadraey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118352807
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive approach to the air vehicle design processusing the principles of systems engineering Due to the high cost and the risks associated with development,complex aircraft systems have become a prime candidate for theadoption of systems engineering methodologies. This book presentsthe entire process of aircraft design based on a systemsengineering approach from conceptual design phase, through topreliminary design phase and to detail design phase. Presenting in one volume the methodologies behind aircraftdesign, this book covers the components and the issues affected bydesign procedures. The basic topics that are essential to theprocess, such as aerodynamics, flight stability andcontrol, aero-structure, and aircraft performance are reviewedin various chapters where required. Based on thesefundamentals and design requirements, the author explains thedesign process in a holistic manner to emphasise the integration ofthe individual components into the overall design. Throughout thebook the various design options are considered and weighed againsteach other, to give readers a practical understanding of theprocess overall. Readers with knowledge of the fundamental concepts ofaerodynamics, propulsion, aero-structure, and flight dynamics willfind this book ideal to progress towards the next stage in theirunderstanding of the topic. Furthermore, the broad variety ofdesign techniques covered ensures that readers have the freedom andflexibility to satisfy the design requirements when approachingreal-world projects. Key features: • Providesfull coverage of the design aspects of an air vehicle including:aeronautical concepts, design techniques and design flowcharts • Featuresend of chapter problems to reinforce the learning process as wellas fully solved design examples at component level • Includes fundamental explanations for aeronautical engineeringstudents and practicing engineers • Features a solutions manual to sample questions on the book’scompanion website Companion website - ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/sadraey"www.wiley.com/go/sadraey/a

Conceptual Aircraft Design

Author: Ajoy Kumar Kundu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119500273
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides a Comprehensive Introduction to Aircraft Design with an Industrial Approach This book introduces readers to aircraft design, placing great emphasis on industrial practice. It includes worked out design examples for several different classes of aircraft, including Learjet 45, Tucano Turboprop Trainer, BAe Hawk and Airbus A320. It considers performance substantiation and compliance to certification requirements and market specifications of take-off/landing field lengths, initial climb/high speed cruise, turning capability and payload/range. Military requirements are discussed, covering some aspects of combat, as is operating cost estimation methodology, safety considerations, environmental issues, flight deck layout, avionics and more general aircraft systems. The book also includes a chapter on electric aircraft design along with a full range of industry standard aircraft sizing analyses. Split into two parts, Conceptual Aircraft Design: An Industrial Approach spends the first part dealing with the pre-requisite information for configuring aircraft so that readers can make informed decisions when designing vessels. The second part devotes itself to new aircraft concept definition. It also offers additional analyses and design information (e.g., on cost, manufacture, systems, role of CFD, etc.) integral to conceptual design study. The book finishes with an introduction to electric aircraft and futuristic design concepts currently under study. Presents an informative, industrial approach to aircraft design Features design examples for aircraft such as the Learjet 45, Tucano Turboprop Trainer, BAe Hawk, Airbus A320 Includes a full range of industry standard aircraft sizing analyses Looks at several performance substantiation and compliance to certification requirements Discusses the military requirements covering some combat aspects Accompanied by a website hosting supporting material Conceptual Aircraft Design: An Industrial Approach is an excellent resource for those designing and building modern aircraft for commercial, military, and private use.

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 notchanged a lot since the introduction of jetliners in the 1950s,their safety, efficiency and environmental friendliness haveimproved considerably. Main contributors to this have been gasturbine engine technology, advanced materials, computationalaerodynamics, advanced structural analysis and on-board systems.Since aircraft design became a highly multidisciplinary activity,the development of multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) has becomea popular new discipline. Despite this, the application of MDOduring the conceptual design phase is not yet widespread. Advanced Aircraft Design: Conceptual Design, Analysis andOptimization of Subsonic Civil Airplanes presents aquasi-analytical optimization approach based on a concise set ofsizing equations. Objectives are aerodynamic efficiency, missionfuel, empty weight and maximum takeoff weight. Independent designvariables studied include design cruise altitude, wing area andspan and thrust or power loading. Principal features ofintegrated concepts such as the blended wing and body and highlynon-planar wings are also covered. The quasi-analytical approach enables designers to compare theresults of high-fidelity MDO optimization with lower-fidelitymethods which need far less computational effort. Another advantageto this approach is that it can provide answers to “whatif” questions rapidly and with little computational cost. Key features: Presents a new fundamental vision on conceptual airplane designoptimization Provides an overview of advanced technologies for propulsionand reducing aerodynamic drag Offers insight into the derivation of design sensitivityinformation Emphasizes design based on first principles Considers pros and cons of innovative configurations Reconsiders optimum cruise performance at transonic Machnumbers Advanced Aircraft Design: Conceptual Design, Analysis andOptimization of Subsonic Civil Airplanes advances understandingof the initial optimization of civil airplanes and is a must-havereference for aerospace engineering students, applied researchers,aircraft design engineers and analysts.

Aircraft Performance

Author: Mohammad H. Sadraey
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498776582
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Aircraft Performance: An Engineering Approach introduces flight performance analysis techniques that enable readers to determine performance and flight capabilities of aircraft. Flight performance analysis for prop-driven and jet aircraft is explored, supported by examples and illustrations, many in full color. MATLAB programming for performance analysis is included, and coverage of modern aircraft types is emphasized. The text builds a strong foundation for advanced coursework in aircraft design and performance analysis.

Aircraft Control Allocation

Author: Wayne Durham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118827791
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Aircraft Control Allocation Wayne Durham, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA Kenneth A. Bordignon, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA Roger Beck, Dynamic Concepts, Inc., USA An authoritative work on aircraft control allocation by its pioneers Aircraft Control Allocation addresses the problem of allocating supposed redundant flight controls. It provides introductory material on flight dynamics and control to provide the context, and then describes in detail the geometry of the problem. The book includes a large section on solution methods, including 'Banks' method', a previously unpublished procedure. Generalized inverses are also discussed at length. There is an introductory section on linear programming solutions, as well as an extensive and comprehensive appendix dedicated to linear programming formulations and solutions. Discrete-time, or frame-wise allocation, is presented, including rate-limiting, nonlinear data, and preferred solutions. Key features: Written by pioneers in the field of control allocation. Comprehensive explanation and discussion of the major control allocation solution methods. Extensive treatment of linear programming solutions to control allocation. A companion web site contains the code of a MATLAB/Simulink flight simulation with modules that incorporate all of the major solution methods. Includes examples based on actual aircraft. The book is a vital reference for researchers and practitioners working in aircraft control, as well as graduate students in aerospace engineering.

Unmanned Aircraft Design

Author: Mohammad Sadraey
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 168173169X
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This book provides fundamental principles, design procedures, and design tools for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with three sections focusing on vehicle design, autopilot design, and ground system design. The design of manned aircraft and the design of UAVs have some similarities and some differences. They include the design process, constraints (e.g., g-load, pressurization), and UAV main components (autopilot, ground station, communication, sensors, and payload). A UAV designer must be aware of the latest UAV developments; current technologies; know lessons learned from past failures; and they should appreciate the breadth of UAV design options. The contribution of unmanned aircraft continues to expand every day and over 20 countries are developing and employing UAVs for both military and scientific purposes. A UAV system is much more than a reusable air vehicle or vehicles. UAVs are air vehicles, they fly like airplanes and operate in an airplane environment. They are designed like air vehicles; they have to meet flight critical air vehicle requirements. A designer needs to know how to integrate complex, multi-disciplinary systems, and to understand the environment, the requirements and the design challenges and this book is an excellent overview of the fundamentals from an engineering perspective. This book is meant to meet the needs of newcomers into the world of UAVs. The materials are intended to provide enough information in each area and illustrate how they all play together to support the design of a complete UAV. Therefore, this book can be used both as a reference for engineers entering the field or as a supplementary text for a UAV design course to provide system-level context for each specialized topic.

Design and Analysis of Composite Structures

Author: Christos Kassapoglou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118536940
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New edition updated with additional exercises and two newchapters. Design and Analysis of Composite Structures: WithApplications to Aerospace Structures, 2nd Edition builds onthe first edition and includes two new chapters on compositefittings and the design of a composite panel, as well additionalexercises. The book enables graduate students andengineers to generate meaningful and robust designs of complexcomposite structures. A compilation of analysis and design methodsfor structural components made of advanced composites, it beginswith simple parts such as skins and stiffeners and progressesthrough to applications such as entire components of fuselages andwings. It provides a link between theory and day-to-day designpractice, using theory to derive solutions that are applicable tospecific structures and structural details used in industry. Starting with the basic mathematical derivation followed bysimplifications used in real-world design,Design and Analysisof Composite Structures: With Applications to Aerospace Structures,2nd Edition presents the level of accuracy and range ofapplicability of each method along with design guidelines derivedfrom experience combined with analysis. The author solves indetail examples taken from actual applications to show how theconcepts can be applied, solving the same design problem withdifferent methods based on different drivers (e.g. cost or weight)to show how the final configuration changes as the requirements andapproach change. Each chapter is followed by exercises thatrepresent specific design problems often encountered in theaerospace industry but which are also applicable in the in theautomotive, marine, and construction industries. Updated to include additional exercises, that represent realdesign problems encountered in the aerospace industry, but whichare also applicable in the in the automotive, marine, andconstruction industries. Includes two new chapters. One on composite fittings andanother on application and the design of a composite panel. Provides a toolkit of analysis and design methods that enableengineers and graduate students to generate meaningful and robustdesigns of complex composite structures. Provides solutions that can be used in optimization schemeswithout having to run finite element models at each iteration; thusspeeding up the design process and allowing the examination of manymore alternatives than traditional approaches. Supported by a complete set of lecture slides and solutions tothe exercises hosted on a companion website for instructors. An invaluable resource for Engineers and graduate students inaerospace engineering as well as Graduate students and engineers inmechanical, civil and marine engineering.

Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads

Author: Jan R. Wright
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118700430
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Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, SecondEdition is an updated new edition offering comprehensivecoverage of the main principles of aircraft aeroelasticity andloads. For ease of reference, the book is divided into three partsand begins by reviewing the underlying disciplines of vibrations,aerodynamics, loads and control, and then goes on to describesimplified models to illustrate aeroelastic behaviour and aircraftresponse and loads for the flexible aircraft before introducingsome more advanced methodologies. Finally, it explains howindustrial certification requirements for aeroelasticity and loadsmay be met and relates these to the earlier theoretical approachesused. Key features of this new edition include: Uses a unified simple aeroelastic model throughout thebook Major revisions to chapters on aeroelasticity Updates and reorganisation of chapters involving FiniteElements Some reorganisation of loads material Updates on certification requirements Accompanied by a website containing a solutions manual, andMATLAB® and SIMULINK® programs that relate to the modelsused For instructors who recommend this textbook, a series oflecture slides are also available Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, SecondEdition is a must-have reference for researchers andpractitioners working in the aeroelasticity and loads fields, andis also an excellent textbook for senior undergraduate and graduatestudents in aerospace engineering.

Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics

Author: Tapan K. Sengupta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118787579
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Aerodynamics has seen many developments due to the growth of scientific computing, which has caused the design cycle time of aerospace vehicles to be heavily reduced. Today computational aerodynamics appears in the preliminary step of a new design, relegating costly, time-consuming wind tunnel testing to the final stages of design. Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics is aimed to be a comprehensive textbook, covering classical aerodynamic theories and recent applications made possible by computational aerodynamics. It starts with a discussion on lift and drag from an overall dynamical approach, and after stating the governing Navier-Stokes equation, covers potential flows and panel method. Low aspect ratio and delta wings (including vortex breakdown) are also discussed in detail, and after introducing boundary layer theory, computational aerodynamics is covered for DNS and LES. Other topics covered are on flow transition to analyse NLF airfoils, bypass transition, streamwise and cross-flow instability over swept wings, viscous transonic flow over airfoils, low Reynolds number aerodynamics, high lift devices and flow control. Key features: Blends classical theories of incompressible aerodynamics to panel methods Covers lifting surface theories and low aspect ratio wing and wing-body aerodynamics Presents computational aerodynamics from first principles for incompressible and compressible flows Covers unsteady and low Reynolds number aerodynamics Includes an up-to-date account of DNS of airfoil aerodynamics including flow transition for NLF airfoils Contains chapter problems and illustrative examples Accompanied by a website hosting problems and a solution manual Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, and is also aimed to be a useful resource book on aerodynamics for researchers and practitioners in the research labs and the industry.

Small Unmanned Fixed wing Aircraft Design

Author: Andrew J. Keane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119406293
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Small Unmanned Fixed-wing Aircraft Design is the essential guide to designing, building and testing fixed wing UAVs (or drones). It deals with aircraft from two to 150 kg in weight and is based on the first-hand experiences of the world renowned UAV team at the UK’s University of Southampton. The book covers both the practical aspects of designing, manufacturing and flight testing and outlines and the essential calculations needed to underpin successful designs. It describes the entire process of UAV design from requirements definition to configuration layout and sizing, through preliminary design and analysis using simple panel codes and spreadsheets to full CFD and FEA models and on to detailed design with parametric CAD tools. Its focus is on modest cost approaches that draw heavily on the latest digital design and manufacturing methods, including a strong emphasis on utilizing off-the-shelf components, low cost analysis, automated geometry modelling and 3D printing. It deliberately avoids a deep theoretical coverage of aerodynamics or structural mechanics; rather it provides a design team with sufficient insights and guidance to get the essentials undertaken more pragmatically. The book contains many all-colour illustrations of the dozens of aircraft built by the authors and their students over the last ten years giving much detailed information on what works best. It is predominantly aimed at under-graduate and MSc level student design and build projects, but will be of interest to anyone engaged in the practical problems of getting quite complex unmanned aircraft flying. It should also appeal to the more sophisticated aero-modeller and those engaged on research based around fixed wing UAVs.