Understanding Flight, Second Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, 1 mai 2009 - 306 pages

Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne

Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight.

Understanding Flight, Second Edition, covers:

  • Physics of flight
  • Wing design and configuration
  • Stability and control
  • Propulsion
  • High-speed flight
  • Performance and safety
  • Aerodynamic testing
  • Helicopters and autogyros
  • Aircraft structures and materials

 

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Table des matières

Chapter 1 Principles of Flight
1
Chapter 2 Wings
41
Chapter 3 Stability and Control
85
Chapter 4 Airplane Propulsion
103
Chapter 5 HighSpeed Flight
139
Chapter 6 Airplane Performance
161
Chapter 7 Aerodynamic Testing
191
Chapter 8 Helicopters and Autogyros
219
Chapter 9 Structures
249
Basic Concepts
263
Misapplications of Bernoullis Principle
275
Index
283
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David Anderson is a lifelong pilot. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University.

Scott Eberhardt works in high-lift aerodynamics with Product Development, at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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