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Title:
Mechanics of flight
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Edition:
11th ed.
Publication Information:
Harlow, England : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006
ISBN:
9781405823593
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Summary

Summary

Beginning with a summary of the mechanics of flight, this book goes on to cover various aspects such as air and airflow, aerofoils, thrust, level flight, gliding, landing, etc. It will continue to be an excellent text for all student pilots.


Author Notes

R H Barnard. PhD, CEng, FRAeS; formerly Principal Lecturer in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire.

D R Philpott. PhD, CEng, MRAeS; formerly Principal Aerodynamic Specialist at Raytheon Corporate Jets and Reader in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire.


Table of Contents

Preface
1 Mechanics
2 Air and airflow - subsonic speeds
3 Aerofoils - subsonic speeds
4 Thrust
5 Level flight
6 Gliding and landing
7 Performance
8 Manoeuvres
9 Stability and control
10 A trial flight
11 Flight at transonic speeds
12 Flight at supersonic speeds
13 Space flight
Appendixes
1 Aerofoil data
2 Scale effect and reynolds number
3 Numerical questions
4 Answers to numerical questions
5 Answers to non-numerical questions
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