Dr. Jan Roskam • Soft cover • 576 pp • Reprint: 2018
Airplane Flight Dynamics & Automatic Flight Controls, Part I, provides exhaustive coverage of the methods for analysis and synthesis of the steady state and perturbed state (open loop) stability and control of fixed wing aircraft. This widely used book has been updated with modern flying quality criteria and aerodynamic data. Throughout this text, the practical (design) applications of the theory are stressed with many examples and illustrations. Aircraft stability and control characteristics are all heavily regulated by civil as well as by military airworthiness authorities for safety reasons. The role of the these safety regulations in the application of the theory is therefore stressed throughout. Airplane Flight Dynamics & Automatic Flight Controls, Part I is an essential reference for all aeronautical engineers working in the area of stability and control, regardless of experience levels.
The book minimizes reader confusion through a systematic progression of fundamentals:
General steady and perturbed state equations of motion for a rigid airplane
Concepts and use of stability & control derivatives
Physical and mathematical explanations of stability & control derivatives
Solutions and applications of the steady state equations of motion from a viewpoint of airplane analysis and emphasis on airplane trim, take-off rotation and engine-out control
Open loop transfer functions
Analysis of fundamental dynamic modes: phugoid, short period, roll, spiral and dutch roll
Equivalent stability derivatives and the relation to automatic control of unstable airplanes
Flying qualities and the Cooper-Harper scale: civil and military regulations
Extensive numerical data on stability, control and hingemoment derivatives
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About the Author:
Dr. Jan Roskam has authored ten books on airplane flight dynamics and airplane design. He co-authored Airplane Aerodynamics and Performance with Dr. CT. Lan. He has written more than 160 papers on these topics and authored the popular Roskam's War Stories. He has actively participated in more than 36 major airplane programs. He retired as Ackers Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering at The University of Kansas (KU) in 2003, where he taught airplane design, stability and control. Dr. Roskam retired as President of DARcorporation (Design, Analysis and Research Corporation) in 2004. He currently serves as an active consultant for DARcorporation, which develops and markets airplane design and analysis software, and is a successful private and government consulting firm.