Flight Physics

Essentials of Aeronautical Disciplines and Technology, with Historical Notes

Authors: Torenbeek, Egbert, Wittenberg, H.

    • Emphasizes the essential interdependence of subjects from several disciplines has been emphasized
    • While delivering practical insights into flight physics,  authors have not sacrificed mathematical rigour in order to simplify
    • Numerous graphical illustrations, diagrams and photographs are included for clarification, plus an exttensive index.
    • Also presents a brief history of aviation technology, as well as many notes referring to those who founded the science of flight physics.
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About this Textbook

This book contains a synthesis of the fundamental disciplines and applications involved in the description and analysis of aircraft flight. It covers introductions into the fields of atmospheric properties, applied aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, flight performance, and stability and control. Since it emphasizes the practical side of flight physics, attention is duly paid to the historical development of aviation and specific aeronautical technologies.

The present text emphasizes the connection of all relevant aeronautical disciplines by presenting a carefully selected set of interrelated subjects. Most of these are treated by definitions of elementary concepts, descriptions of the various physical phenomena and mathematical derivations. Wherever possible and useful, explanations have been further clarified by including graphical illustrations, numerical examples and photographs.

The main body of the text applies to aircraft operating at fairly low speeds, where the compressibility of the atmospheric air is of secondary importance. A separate chapter is devoted to flight speeds approaching and exceeding the speed of sound. The large variety of existing aircraft categories has been narrowed down to (fixed-wing) aeroplanes with conventional take-off and landing performances. Elements of helicopter flight are reviewed in a separate chapter.

To encourage further reading, all nine chapters include a comprehensive list of related publications.

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From the reviews: “This book was translated from the Dutch textbook Aeronautiek (2002) and then edited by the translators, one of whom is the senior author of the current work. It is an expansion of lecture material used by both Torenbeek and Wittenberg to instruct freshmen aerospace engineers at the Technical University of Delft from 1970 to 2000. … The work is useful to aeronautical engineering students as a good reference and as an adjunct to their course textbooks. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students.” (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 47 (5), January, 2010)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flight Physics
Book Subtitle
Essentials of Aeronautical Disciplines and Technology, with Historical Notes
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8664-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8664-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8663-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9060-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 537
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