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Author Obert, E
Title Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft
Imprint Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2009
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Note Title page -- Table of contents -- Notations -- Introduction -- Introduction -- Classification of fixed-wing aircraft -- Design requirements and objectives of transport aircraft -- The aircraft design process -- Geometry -- Design of the external geometry -- Computing velocity and pressure distributions on fixed bodies in attached flow conditions -- The limitations of boundary layer theories -- Computations with separated flow -- Pressure distributions -- The relation between supervelocity and pressure coefficient -- The relation between geometry and pressure distribution -- Pressure distributions on components which are not required to generate aerodynamic forces -- Pressure distributions on components which are required to generate aerodynamic forces -- Pressure distributions on wings -- Airfoils -- The pressure distribution on airfoil sections -- The advantages of supercritical airfoil sections in comparison to sonic-rooftop sections -- The buffet onset boundary and beyond -- Reynolds number effects on section characteristics at high Mach numbers -- Low-speed stalling characteristics of airfoil sections -- Swept wings -- The development of the swept-wing concept -- The first generation of swept-wing aircraft -- Root and tip effects on swept wings -- Design considerations regarding the pressure distribution on finite wings -- Examples of actual wing designs for high-speed transport aircraft -- Low-speed aerodynamic limits -- The maximum lift coefficient of airfoil sections equipped with high-lift devices -- The maximum lift coefficient and the stalling characteristics of full-scale aircraft -- The lift-drag ratio in take-off and landing -- High-speed aerodynamic limits -- The buffet onset boundary -- Flight characteristics between MMO and MD -- Stability and control -- Tail surface design -- The horizontal tail surface
The vertical tail surface -- Control surface design -- Lift spoiling control surfaces (spoiler panels) -- Control surface actuation -- Propeller slipstream effects -- Engine integration -- Engine intakes -- Engine exhausts -- Thrust reversers -- Aircraft performance -- Subsonic cruise drag -- Breguet's range equation -- Aircraft weight -- Safety and regulations -- Certification regulations and design rules -- Take-off performance regulations -- Flight safety in civil aviation -- Sources
The origin of Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft stems from the time when the author was appointed part-time professor in the Aerospace Faculty of Delft University of Technology. At the time his main activities were those of leading the departments of Aerodynamics, Performance and Preliminary Design at Fokker Aircraft Company. The groundwork for this book started in 1987 as a series of lecture notes consisting mainly of pictorial material with a minimum of English explanatory text. After the demise of Fokker in 1996 one feared that interest in aeronautical engineering would strongly diminish. As a result of this, the course was discontinued and the relationship between the author and the faculty came to an end. Two years later the situation was reappraised, and the interest in aeronautical engineering remained, so the course was reinstated with a former Fokker colleague Ronald Slingerland as lecturer. The lecture notes from these courses form the foundation of this publication
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Obert, E. Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft Amsterdam : IOS Press,c2009 9781586039707
Subject Transport planes -- Design and construction.;Aerodynamics
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