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Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design: Airship Design and Case Studies v. 2

Leland M. Nicolai (author) Grant Carichner (author)

ISBN: 9781600868986

Publication Date: May 2013

Format: Hardback


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Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, Volume 2 - Airship Design and Case Studies examines a modern conceptual design of both airships and hybrids and features nine behind-the-scenes case studies. It will benefit graduate and upper-level undergraduate students as well as practicing engineers. The authors address the conceptual design phase comprehensively, for both civil and military airships, from initial consideration of user needs, material selection, and structural arrangement to the decision to iterate the design one more time. The book is the only available source of design instruction on single-lobe airships, multiple-lobe hybrid airships, and balloon configurations; on solar- and gasoline-powered airship systems, human-powered aircraft, and no-power aircraft; and on estimates of airship/ hybrid aerodynamics, performance, propeller selection, S&C, and empty weight. The book features numerous examples, including designs for airships, hybrid airships, and a high-altitude balloon; nine case studies, including SR-71, X-35B, B-777, HondaJet, Hybrid Airship, Daedalus, Cessna 172, T-46A, and hang gliders; and full-color photographs of many airships and aircraft.


Leland Nicolai and Grant Carichner have succeeded in providing a cutting-edge two-volume aircraft design text and reference addressing probably the most productive modes of air transportation: fixed-wing aircraft and the promising low-speed hybrid cargo airship. (Dr. Bernd Chudoba, The University of Texas at Arlington) "This volume combines science and engineering covering the steps required to achieve a successful airship design. It represents an excellent effort to consider every aspect of the design process." (Norman Mayer, LTA Consultant, AIAA Associate Fellow and Lifetime Member)
Pages 945
Date Published 30 May 2013
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Subject/s Aircraft: general interest   Aerospace & aviation technology  

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