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Aircraft Performance Theory and Practice
Aircraft Performance – Theory and Practice
Martin E. EshelbyFebruary 2000ISBN: 034075897X (paperback)
Keywords Publication, Aircraft, Performance
It is Dr Eshelby's comprehensive approach to performance that sets Aircraft Performance apart from other books on the subject. The book enables the reader to follow the influence of performance on the aircraft through all its phases. In his preface Dr Eshelby points out that "An aircraft is only a viable vehicle if it has the performance necessary to carry out its mission safely; it is its performance that sells an aircraft".
This book contains a comprehensive overview of the subject of aircraft performance. The full equations of motion, which are developed and used in the expressions for manoeuvre performance, are included. Optimal and non-optimal performance are considered.
Descriptions of the flight measurement of performance are included, with detailed sections on airworthiness certification and the performance manual. Other chapters include; Application of performance, Data performance scheduling and Operational performance.
This textbook is a "must" for undergraduate and postgraduate aeronautical engineering students. Those working in the aerospace industry will also find this a comprehensive reference text to aircraft performance theory and practice.
Dr Martin Eshelby is senior lecturer at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University. He has had over 25 years of teaching experience, and has also worked as a project engineer within the industry.
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