methods, illustrations, tips, explanations, and equations, and extensive
* Design - A Separate Discipline; * Overview of the Design Process; * Sizing from a Conceptual Sketch; * Airfoil and Geometry Selection; * Thrust-to-Weight Ratio and Wing Loading; * Initial Sizing; * Configuration Layout and Loft; * Special Considerations in Configuration Layout; * Crew Station, Passengers, and Payload; * Propulsion and Fuel System Integration; * Landing Gear and Subsystems; * Intermission: Step-by-Step Development of a New Design; * Aerodynamics; * Propulsion; * Structures and Loads; * Weights; * Stability, Control, and Handling Qualities; * Performance and Flight Mechanics; * Cost Analysis; * Sizing and Trade Studies; * Design of Unique Aircraft Concepts; * Conceptual Design Examples; * Appendix A: Unit Conversion; * Appendix B: Standard Atmosphere.
"I never felt that I had a good formulation of (Design) until I read the introduction of Daniel Raymer's Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach. Raymer... implies that design involves far more than drawing a pretty shape and then shoe-horning people, engines, and structural members into it. It involves art. Raymer's book... takes a practical, rather than academic, view of the development of a design. It covers not only aerodynamics, stability, and stress analysis...but also the interstitial stuff about general arrangement and the interplay of competing design considerations that are really the grout that holds a design together. --Peter Garrison, in Flying, May 1997 Reliable--as always from AIAA, the best source of quality aircraft technical literature.--Craig Roberts, Roberts Sport Aircraft Outstanding Reference--more homebuilders/designers should purchase this text! Keep making your books available to the EAA!!-- Brad Knapp, EAA It was as if this book was written specifically for me and brought closure to theoretical concepts with understanding.--James"
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AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Ast
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
A Conceptual Approach
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