Aircraft Flight, 4th editionA Description of the Physical Principles

By R.H. Barnard & D.R. Philpott

May 2010

Pearson Education

Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications

ISBN: 9780273730989

375 pages, Illustrated

$97.50 Paper original

provides accurate physical, rather than mathematical, descriptions of the principles of aircraft flight. This popular text gives mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering students a useful introduction to the subject. The fourth edition has been updated to include important recent developments such as unmanned air vehicles and the low orbit space-plane.Aircraft Flight

ContentsAcknowledgements

Introduction

1 Lift

2 Wings

3 The boundary layer and its control

4 Drag

5 High speed flow

6 Thrust and propulsion

7 Performance

8 Supersonic aircraft

9 Transonic aircraft

10 Aircraft control

11 Static stability

12 Dynamic stability

13 Take-off and landing

14 Structural influences

Appendix: Some aerofoil characteristics

References

Index

Features

will prove invaluable to anyone working in or planning a career in aviation.Aircraft Flight

- For students of aeronautical engineering, it contains all the descriptive material necessary for courses from technician to degree level, and will provide background reading to the more mathematical texts.
- For trainee pilots it gives an understanding of the fundamental principles of flight.
- For new entrants to the aerospace and related industries it provides a basic understanding of the technical principles of flight
- For aviation enthusiasts it gives a non-mathematical treatment they can readily comprehend.

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