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Computational Flight Dynamics

Malcolm J. Abzug (author)

ISBN: 9781563472596

Publication Date: Jun 1998

Format: Mixed media product

£94.20 Inc. VAT

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More than 100 illustrations and a five-program software package are combined in Computational Flight Dynamics, a detailed instructional kit illustrating digital solutions to problems in aircraft dynamic stability, control and flight performance. Busy aerospace engineers, scientists and graduate students with a working knowledge of FORTRAN will learn - in a step-by-step format - several effective programming techniques in a range of flight dynamics areas. Of the five programmes included, FLIGHT and LOCUS - both previously used in flight control system designs for two production unmanned air vehicles - provide the necessary tools for studying uncontrolled aircraft motions, stability and the design of automatic flight control systems. A DOS or Windows environment is required for the FORTRAN programmes included on the 3.5-inch diskette, which contains source programmes, run (input) files and database files. Access to a compiler for FORTRAN 77 or 90 is also necessary.
Illustrations Illustrations
Pages 500
Dimensions 230 x mm
Date Published 30 Jun 1998
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Subject/s Aerospace & aviation technology   Information Science & Technology   Aerodynamics  
  • Airframe and Atmosphere Mathematical Modeling
  • Control and Guidance System Modeling
  • Program LOCUS, S-Plance Locus
  • Program ZPLANE, Z-Plane Root Locus
  • Program FLIGHT, Transient Response
  • Program PERFORM, flight Path Calculation
  • Program COVAR, Covariance Propagation
  • Utility CSubroutines
  • Example Run Files (Inputs) and Outputs
  • Appendix 1: Aerodynamic Data Bases
  • Appendix 2: Symbols
  • Appendix 3: References-List of FORTRAN Files on the 3.5-inch Disk
Dr. Malcolm J Abzug, an aeronautical consultant based in the Los Angeles area, holds a B.S. degree from MIT, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from UCLA. Formerly, an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, he also held the post of chief engineer in advance flight mechanics for Douglas Aircraft's Missiles and Space Systems Division. Dr. Abzug is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an AIAA fellow.

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