Date added: 14.3.2015
This hallmark text has been designed to present the basic fundamentals of aerospace engineering at the introductory level in the clearest, simplest and most motivating way possible. The book written in a conversational writing style attempts to talkMoreThis hallmark text has been designed to present the basic fundamentals of aerospace engineering at the introductory level in the clearest, simplest and most motivating way possible. The book written in a conversational writing style attempts to talk to the readers and is meant to be enjoyed as well as understood. The ideas are explained in a carefully planned manner with the uninitiated reader in mind and have been made interesting by the inclusion of Roadmaps, Design Boxes, Preview Boxes etc. Table Of Contents: 1.The First Aeronautical Engineers 2.Fundamental Thoughts 3.The Standard Atmosphere 4.Basic Aerodynamics 5.Airfoils, Wings, and other Aerodynamic Shapes 6.Elements of Airplane Performance 7.Principles of Stability and Control 8.Space Flight (Astronautics) 9.Propulsion 10.Flight Vehicle Structures and Materials 11.Hypersonic Vehicles Special Features: In SI Units Details about the History of Aviation in India Coverage of new technologies like UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and UCAVs (Uninhibited Combat Aerial Vehicles) Coverage of Computational Fluid Dynamics in aircraft design Pedagogical features to enhance the readers understanding Roadmaps in the form of flowcharts guide the reader through the logical flow of the material. Preview Boxes provide the reader an insight about what each chapter is about and why the material is so important. Design Boxes contain interesting and important applications of the fundamental material Introduction to Flight by John Anderson Jr.