Aircraft Dynamic Stability and Response

Author: A. W. Babister
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483140350
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Aircraft Dynamic Stability and Response deals with the fundamentals of dynamic stability in aircraft. Topics covered include flight dynamics, equations of motion, and lateral and longitudinal aerodynamic derivatives. Basic lateral and longitudinal motions are also considered. A non-dimensional system of notation is used, and problems are included at the end of chapters. This book is comprised of 13 chapters and begins with an introduction to aircraft static stability and maneuverability, with emphasis on the theoretical basis of flight dynamics and the technical terms used. The physical background for the estimation of aerodynamic derivatives is discussed. Subsequent chapters focus on the longitudinal and lateral motion of aircraft, including the effect of automatic control; modern developments such as the effects of aeroelasticity, dynamic coupling, and high incidence; and aircraft response to gusts. The final chapter demonstrates how to estimate the aerodynamic derivatives, and hence the dynamic stability characteristics, of a typical fighter aircraft. Throughout the text, the aircraft and its behavior are kept well to the fore. This monograph is intended for undergraduate students of aeronautical engineering and for newcomers to the aircraft industry.

The Finite Element Method in Engineering

Author: S. S. Rao
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483136922
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Finite Element Method in Engineering introduces the various aspects of finite element method as applied to engineering problems in a systematic manner. It details the development of each of the techniques and ideas from basic principles. New concepts are illustrated with simple examples wherever possible. Several Fortran computer programs are given with example applications to serve the following purposes: to enable the reader to understand the computer implementation of the theory developed; to solve specific problems; and to indicate procedure for the development of computer programs for solving any other problem in the same area. The book begins with an overview of the finite element method. This is followed by separate chapters on numerical solution of various types of finite element equations; the general procedure of finite element analysis; the development higher order and isoparametric elements; and the application of finite element method for static and dynamic solid and structural mechanics problems like frames, plates, and solid bodies. Subsequent chapters deal with the solution of one-, two-, and three-dimensional steady state and transient heat transfer problems; the finite element solution of fluid mechanics problems; and additional applications and generalization of the finite element method.

Electronics From Theory Into Practice

Author: J. E. Fisher
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483181782
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Electronics — From Theory into Practice, Second Edition, Volume 1 details how to effectively integrate theoretical concepts into practical applications. The title aims to cover the design principles of various electronic circuitries. The text first covers the bipolar and field effect transistor, and then proceeds to tackling the unijunction transistor and the silicon-controlled rectifier. Next, the selection discusses the characteristics of integrated circuits. The text also deals with the concerns in amplifier design. The book will be of great use to both student and professional electronic engineers.

Library of Congress Catalog

Author: Library of Congress
Publisher:
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Beginning with 1953, entries for Motion pictures and filmstrips, Music and phonorecords form separate parts of the Library of Congress catalogue. Entries for Maps and atlases were issued separately 1953-1955.

Operational Gaming

Author: Ingolf Ståhl
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483190684
Format: PDF, ePub
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Operational Gaming: An International Approach is the result of research carried out at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) situated at Laxenburg (near Vienna), Austria, which relates game theory and system analysis to decision making. The book first shows the relationship of game theory, experimental gaming, and operational gaming through a state-of-the-art survey. This topic includes the history, context, type, and uses of gaming. Then, the text shifts to the discussion on operational gaming, including the definitions of institutional model and game situation concepts. An overview of gaming in different nations including USSR is provided. The book also studies the international transfer of games and the East-West international trade games. The future of this field of study, as well as its implications for humans, is also examined in the latter parts. This book will be of significance to those interested in game theories and those people involved in policy and decision making in their country or organization.