Dr. Jan Roskam • Soft cover • 416 pp • Reprint: 2009
Airplane Flight Dynamics & Automatic Flight Controls, Part II, provides exhaustive coverage of the methods for analysis and synthesis of automatic flight control systems using classical control theory. This widely used book has been updated with the latest software methods. 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 II, 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:
Elastic airplane stability and control coefficients and derivatives
Method for determining the equilibrium and manufacturing shape of an elastic airplane
Subsonic and supersonic numerical examples of aeroelasticity effects on stability & control derivatives
Bode and root-locus plots with open and closed loop airplane applications, and coverage of inverse applications
Stability augmentation systems: pitch dampers, yaw dampers and roll dampers
Synthesis concepts of automatic flight control modes: control-stick steering, auto-pilot hold, speed control, navigation and automatic landing
Digital control systems using classical control theory applications with Z-transforms
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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.