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Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehicles,9780486672137

Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehicles

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/17/2012
Publisher(s): Dover Publications
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Excellent graduate-level text explores virtually every important subject in the fields of subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics and dynamics, and demonstrates how they interface with and complement one another in atmospheric flight vehicle design. Broad selection of helpful problems at the end of each chapter. Bibliography. "A fine book..."Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal. 1974 edition.

Author Biography

Holt Ashley (1923–2006) was Professor Emeritus of Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Best known for his pioneering research and books in the field of aeroelasticity, he devised methods that changed the design of structures ranging from wings to wind turbines.

Table of Contents

The Morphology of Flight Vehiclesp. 1
Equations of Motion for Rigid Flight Vehiclesp. 27
Introduction to Vehicle Aerodynamicsp. 51
Aerodynamic Terms for Equations of Motion; Airloads on Thin Wingsp. 65
Propulsive Terms - One-Dimensional Analysis of Jet and Rocket Propulsionp. 133
Small-Perturbation Response and Dynamic Stability of Right Vehiclesp. 173
Solution of the Small-Perturbation Equations of Motionp. 207
Static Stability, Trim, Static Performance and Related Subjectsp. 247
Dynamic Performance: Boost from Nonrotating and Rotating Planets; Numerical Integration of Ordinary Differential Equationsp. 265
Aerodynamic Terms for Equations of Motion; Slender and Blunt Bodiesp. 303
Dynamic Performance: Atmospheric Entryp. 337
The Uses of Optimizationp. 349
Referencesp. 371
Indexp. 379
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