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Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Dynamic Loads / Edition 1

Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Dynamic Loads / Edition 1


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Aircraft performance is influenced significantly both by aeroelastic phenomena, arising from the interaction of elastic, inertial and aerodynamic forces, and by load variations resulting from flight and ground manoeuvres and gust / turbulence encounters. There is a strong link between aeroelasticity and loads, and these topics have become increasingly integrated in recent years. 

Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads introduces the reader to the main principles involved in a wide range of aeroelasticity and loads topics. Divided into three sections, the book begins by reviewing the underlying disciplines of vibrations, aerodynamics, loads and control. It goes on to describe simplified models to illustrate aeroelastic behaviour and aircraft response before introducing more advanced methodologies. Finally, it explains how industrial certification requirements for aeroelasticity and loads may be met and relates these to the earlier theoretical approaches used. 

  • Presents fundamentals of structural dynamics, aerodynamics, static and dynamic aeroelasticity, response and load calculations and testing techniques.
  • Covers performance issues related to aeroelasticity such as flutter, control effectiveness, divergence and redistribution of lift.
  • Includes up-to-date experimental methods and analysis.
  • Accompanied by a website with MatLAB and SIMULINK programs that relate to the models used.

Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads enables the reader to understand the aeroelastic and loads principles and procedures employed in a modern aircraft design office. It will appeal to final year undergraduate and masters students as well as engineers who are new to the aerospace industry. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470858400
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/04/2008
Series: Aerospace Series , #18
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 526
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents




Part I: Background Material.

1. Vibration of Single Degree of Freedom Systems.

2. Vibration of Multiple Degree of Freedom Systems.

3. Vibration of Continuous Systems - Assumed Shapes Approach.

4. Vibration of Continuous Systems - Discretization Approach.

5. Introduction to Steady Aerodynamics.

6. Introduction to Loads.

7. Introduction to Control.

Part II: Introduction to Aeroelasticity and Loads.

8. Static Aeroelasticity - Effect of Wing Flexibility on Lift Distribution and Divergence.

9. Static Aeroelasticity - Effect of Wing Flexibility on Control Effectiveness.

10. Introduction to Unsteady Aerodynamics.

11. Dynamic Aeroelasticity - Flutter.

12. Aeroservoelasticity.

13. Equilibrium Manoeuvres.

14. Flight Mechanics Model for Dynamic Manoeuvres.

15. Dynamic Manoeuvres.

16. Gust and turbulence Encounters.

17. Ground Manoeuvres.

18. Aircraft Internal Loads.

19. Potential Flow Aerodynamics.

20. Coupling of Structural and Aerodynamic Computational Models.

Part III: Introduction to Industrial Practice.

21. Aircraft Design and Certification.

22. Aeroelasticity and Loads Models.

23. Static Aeroelasticity and Flutter.

24. Flight Manoeuvre and Gust/Turbulence Loads.

25. Ground Manoeuvre Loads.

26. Testing relevant to Aeroelasticity and Loads.


A. Aircraft Rigid Body Modes.

B. Table of Longitudinal Aerodynamic Derivatives.

C. Aircraft Symmetric Flexible Modes.

D. Model Condensation.

E. Aerodynamic Derivatives in body Fixed Axes.

F. Aircraft Antisymmetric Flexible Modes.



Programs Accessible (on the Companion Website) via the Internet.

G. MATLAB/SIMULINK Programs for Vibration.

H. MATLAB/SIMULINK Programs for Flutter.

I. MATLAB/SIMULINK Programs for Flight/Ground Manoeuvres and Gust/Turbulence Encounters.

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"This book is a welcome addition to the aeroelastician's armoury, as it brings the subject matter completely up-to-date, additionally adding a valuable and realistic industrial perspective." (Aeronautical Journal, December 2008)

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