Aircraft Control and Simulation


Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 October 2004




Stevens, B.L. and Lewis, F.L. (2004), "Aircraft Control and Simulation", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 76 No. 5.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Aircraft Control and Simulation

Aircraft Control and Simulation

Keywords: Aircraft, Simulation, Aerodynamics

This second edition an updated revision of the authors well-respected book Aircraft Control and Simulation. The book has been expanded and updated to include the latest technological advances in the field. In addition, a new section on basic aerodynamics, aircraft configuration, and static stability makes this complex material more accessible to beginners.

This comprehensive guide discusses the fundamental principles and theory of aircraft control and simulation. It also covers modelling and dynamics analysis, stability evaluation, multivariable control theory, and computer-aided design techniques. The inclusion of topics from geodesy and gravitation lays the groundwork for a discussion of the theory for suborbital aircraft now under development.

A number of new features have been included in this edition, these include, new and updated computer calculations using MATLAB, a new section on basic aerodynamics, aircraft configurations, and static stability. Also, included is coverage of new MIIMO design techniques, robustness theory, and non-linear design.

Complete with examples of actual designs from the aircraft industry plus exercise problems, Aircraft Control and Simulation, second edition, is to be higher recommended as an excellent reference for anyone involved in the design and modelling of aerospace vehicles and an outstanding text for both undergraduates and graduate students.

Brian L. Stevens is senior research engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Frank L. Lewis is a professor at the Automation and Robotics Institute of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Details available from: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Tel:+44 (0) 1243 843291; Fax:+44 (0) 1243 843302; E-mail:; Web site:

Brian L. Stevens and Frank L. Lewis

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