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Stability and Control of Airplanes and Helicopters
1st Edition - January 1, 1964
Author: Edward Seckel
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Stability and Control of Airplanes and Helicopters deals with aircraft flying qualities that determine the stability and control of airplanes and helicopters. It includes problems… Read more
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Stability and Control of Airplanes and Helicopters deals with aircraft flying qualities that determine the stability and control of airplanes and helicopters. It includes problems based on real aircraft, selected to represent the gamut from simple to complicated, and from conventional utility designs to futuristic research types. Many of these problems involve comparison of theory and experiment to demonstrate their mutual relationship. Comprised of 25 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the aerodynamics of the component parts related to the lift and moment characteristics of an airplane, including wings and associated accessories; bodies such as fuselages, nacelles, and tip tanks; and control surfaces. The reader is then introduced to some mathematical techniques for linear differential equations; steady flight at different speeds; and stick force and control-free stability. Subsequent chapters focus on flaps and high-lift devices; power and compressibility effects; and the manner in which the aircraft responds to the application of control. Aeroelasticity and longitudinal equations of motion are also examined. This monograph is intended for undergraduate and graduate students taking modern engineering courses.
PrefaceI. Some Aerodynamic Generalities 1. Wings of Medium to High Aspect Ratio 2. Camber and Twist; Flaps 3. Slender-Body Theory 4. Slender-Wing Theory ProblemsII. Some Mathematical Techniques for Linear Differential Equations 1. Classical Routines 2. Laplace Transforms 3. Root Locus and Related Procedures 4. Analog Computers ProblemsIII. Introduction to Longitudinal Stability 1. Introduction 2. Newton's Law: Inertia Forces and Moments 3. Classification of Stability Problems 4. Longitudinal Equations of Motion 5. Control Position versus Velocity ProblemsIV. Steady Flight at Different Speeds 1. The "Simple" Airplane: Rigid, Low-Speed Glider 2. Control Angle for Trim 3. Estimation of Parameters 4. Example 5. Experimental Methods ProblemsV. Stick Force and Control-Free Stability 1. Hinge-Moment Coefficients and Derivatives 2. Control-Free Static Stability and Force to Trim 3. Aerodynamic Balance ProblemsVI. Constant Speed Flight Conditions with Normal Acceleration; Pull-Ups 1. Load Factor 2. Pitch Damping 3. Maneuver Point and Maneuver Margin 4. Stick-Free Maneuver Point and Stick Force per g 5. Steady Turns ProblemsVII. Flaps and High-Lift Devices 1. Stabilizer Effectiveness, Cmit 2. Downwash, dε