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Advanced Aircraft Flight Performance



Part of Cambridge Aerospace Series

  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107024007

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  • This book discusses aircraft flight performance, focusing on commercial aircraft but also considering examples of high-performance military aircraft. The framework is a multidisciplinary engineering analysis, fully supported by flight simulation, with software validation at several levels. The book covers topics such as geometrical configurations, configuration aerodynamics and determination of aerodynamic derivatives, weight engineering, propulsion systems (gas turbine engines and propellers), aircraft trim, flight envelopes, mission analysis, trajectory optimisation, aircraft noise, noise trajectories and analysis of environmental performance. A unique feature of this book is the discussion and analysis of the environmental performance of the aircraft, focusing on topics such as aircraft noise and carbon dioxide emissions.

    • Contains a detailed analysis of the environmental performance of a modern commercial aeroplane
    • Aims to simulate an aeroplane's flight performance using computer simulations
    • Features important topics such as mission analysis, aircraft noise and flight performance optimisation
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    'The book represents a useful reference for practising performance engineers and it would be a good starting point for anyone tasked with carrying out a performance analysis of an aircraft …' The Aeronautical Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107024007
    • length: 664 pages
    • dimensions: 257 x 180 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • contains: 337 b/w illus. 69 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Prolegomena
    2. Aircraft models
    3. Weight and balance performance
    4. Aerodynamic performance
    5. Engine performance
    6. Propeller performance
    7. Aeroplane trim
    8. Flight envelopes
    9. Take-off and field performance
    10. Climb performance
    11. Descent and landing performance
    12. Cruise performance
    13. Manoeuvre performance
    14. Thermo-structural performance
    15. Mission analysis
    16. Aircraft noise: noise sources
    17. Aircraft noise: propagation
    18. Aircraft noise: flight trajectories
    19. Environmental performance
    20. Epilogue.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Topics in Flight
    • Aircraft Performance
    • System Dynamics
  • Author

    Antonio Filippone, University of Manchester
    Dr Antonio Filippone's expertise is in the fields of computational and experimental aerodynamics, flight mechanics, energy conversion systems, propulsion systems, rotating machines (helicopter rotors, propellers, wind turbines), systems engineering, and design and optimisation. He has published more than eighty technical papers, ten book chapters and two books, including Flight Performance of Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft (2006). Dr Filippone has been at the University of Manchester since 2000. Prior to this appointment, he was a research scientist at the Technical University of Denmark where he also received his PhD degree in 1996 for his research on rotor blade aerodynamics. He started his career at Risø National Laboratories, in Denmark, working on the aerodynamics of wind turbines.

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