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    • Author: David K. Schmidt
    • Title: Modern Flight Dynamics
    • Amazon Link: http://amzn.com/007339811X
    • Prerequisities: Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, Point-Mass and Rigid-Body Dynamics
    • Level: Undergraduate

    Modern Flight Dynamics is a relatively new textbook addressing atmospheric flight dynamics. Flight dynamics is a multidisciplinary area of aerospace engineering that combines aerodynamics, dynamics, structures, and control.

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    Chapter 1. Introduction and Topical Review
     1.1   Small Perturbation Theory for Nonlinear Systems
     1.2   Coordinate Systems
     1.3   Vectors, Coordinate Transformations and Direction-Cosine Matrices
     1.4   Vector Differentiation
     1.5   Newton's Second Law
     1.6   Small Perturbation Analysis Revisited
     1.7   Summary
     1.8   Problems

    Chapter 2. Equations of Motion of the Rigid Vehicle
     2.1   Vector Equations of Motion--Flat Earth
     2.2   Scalar Equations of Motion--Flat Earth
     2.3   Reference and Perturbation Equations--Flat Earth
     2.4   Effects of Rotating Masses
     2.5   Effects of Variable Mass
     2.6   Effects of a Spherical, Rotating Earth
     2.7   Point-Mass Performance Equations
     2.8   Summary
     2.9   Problems

    Chapter 3. Structural Vibrations--A "Just-In-Time Tutorial"
     3.1   Lumped-Mass Idealizations and Lagrange's Equation
     3.2   Modal Analysis
     3.3   Orthogonality of the Vibration Modes
     3.4   Rigid-Body Degrees of Freedom
     3.5   Reference Axes and Relative Motion
     3.6   Modal Analysis of the Generalized Eigensolution
     3.7   Multi-Directional Motion
     3.8   Preferred Derivation of Equations of Motion
     3.9   Forced Motion and Virtual Work
     3.10  Forced Motion of the Unrestrained Beam Model
     3.11  Summary
     3.12  Problems

    Chapter 4. Equations of Motion for Elastic Vehicles
     4.1   Lagrange's Equation—Kinetic and Potential Energies
     4.2   The Vehicle-Fixed Frame--The Mean Axes
     4.3   Modal Expansion Using Free-Vibration Modes
     4.4   Selection of the Generalized Coordinates
     4.5   Equations of Motion Governing Rigid-Body Translation
     4.6   Equations of Motion Governing Rigid-Body Rotation
     4.7   Equations of Motion Governing Elastic Deformation
     4.8   Motion of a Particular Point on the Elastic Vehicle
     4.9   Reference and Perturbation Equation Sets for Perturbation Analysis
     4.10  Summary
     4.11  Problems

    Chapter 5. Basic Aerodynamics of Lifting Surfaces
     5.1   Subsonic Airfoil Characteristics
     5.2   Effects of Flaps on Subsonic Airfoil Section Characteristics
     5.3   Wing Planform Characteristics
     5.4   Effects of Flaps on Wing Aerodynamic Characteristics
     5.5   Downwash
     5.6   Summary
     5.7   Problems

    Chapter 6. Modeling the Forces and Moments on the Vehicle
     6.1   Taylor-Series Expansion of Aerodynamic Forces and Moments
     6.2   Aerodynamic Forces and Moments Acting on the Vehicle
     6.3   Propulsive Forces and Moments Acting on the Vehicle
     6.4   Fuselage-Reference and Stability Axes
     6.5   Aerodynamic and Propulsive Forces and Moments at the Reference
     6.6   Forces and Moments Due to Translational Velocity Perturbations
     6.7   Forces and Moments Due to Angular-Velocity Perturbations
     6.8   Effects of Atmospheric Turbulence on the Forces and Moments
     6.9   Dimensional Versus Nondimensional Derivatives
     6.10  Integration of Forces and Moments into the Equations of Motion
     6.11  Summary

    Chapter 7. Effects of Elastic Deformation on the Force and Moments
     7.1   A Motivational Aeroelastic Example
     7.2   Elastic Deformation Revisited
     7.3   Elastic Effects on Lift
     7.4   Elastic Effects on Side Force
     7.5   Elastic Effects on Pitching Moment
     7.6   Elastic Effects on Rolling Moment
     7.7   Elastic Effects on Yawing Moment
     7.8   Generalized Forces Acting on the Elastic Degrees of Freedom
     7.9   Elastic Effects on the Forces and Moments for a Large High-Speed
           Aircraft--A Case Study
     7.10  Integrating Elastic Effects into the Equations of Motion
     7.11  Static-Elastic Effects on a Vehicle's Aerodynamics
     7.12  Summary
     7.13  Problems

    Chapter 8. Math Model Assembly and Flight Simulation
     8.1   Linear Model Assembly and Simulation
     8.2   Nonlinear Model Assembly and Simulation
     8.3   Summary
     8.4   Problems

    Chapter 9. Analysis of Steady and Quasi-Steady Flight
     9.1   Equilibrium Reference Conditions
     9.2   Concept of Aerodynamic Static Stability--and Criteria
     9.3   Analysis of Steady Rectilinear Flight
     9.4   Analysis of Steady Turning Flight
     9.5   Analysis of Quasi-Steady Pull-Up Maneuvers
     9.6   Summary
     9.7   Problems

    Chapter 10. Linear Flight-Dynamics Analysis
     10.1  Linear Systems Analysis--A JITT
     10.2  Linear Flight-Dynamics Perturbation Equations
     10.3  Decoupled Longitudinal and Lateral Directional Linear Models
     10.4  Longitudinal Transfer Functions and Modal Analysis
     10.5  Approximate Models for Aircraft Longitudinal Dynamics
     10.6  Lateral-Directional Transfer Functions and Modal Analysis
     10.7  Approximate Models for Aircraft Lateral-Directional Dynamics
     10.8  Configuration Design to Achieve Desirable Dynamic Characteristics
     10.9  Cross-Axis Coupling
     10.10 On the Flight Dynamics of Flexible Vehicles
     10.11 Summary
     10.12 Problems

    Chapter 11. Feedback Stability Augmentation
     11.1  Block Diagrams, Feedback, and Root-Locus Plots--A JITT
     11.2  On Multi-Input/Multi-Output Systems and Coupling Numerators
     11.3  Augmenting the Longitudinal Dynamics
     11.4  Lateral-Directional Stability Augmentation
     11.5  Comments on Elastic Effects
     11.6  Summary
     11.7  Problems

    Chapter 12. Automatic Guidance and Control--Autopilots
     12.1  Feedback Control-Law Synthesis Via Loop Shaping--A JITT
     12.2  Inner and Outer Loops, and Frequency Separation
     12.3  The Flight-Dynamics Frequency Spectra
     12.4  Attitude Control
     12.5  Response Holds
     12.6  Path Guidance--ILS Couplers and VOR Homing
     12.7  Elastic Effects and Structural-Mode Control
     12.8  Summary
     12.9  Problems

    Chapter 13. Control Characteristics of the Human Pilot
     13.1  Background
     13.2  The Crossover Model
     13.3  Flight-Dynamics Implications of the Human Pilot's Control
     13.4  Summary
     13.5  Problems

    Appendix A Properties of the Atmosphere
    Appendix B Data for Several Aircraft
    Appendix C Models of Atmospheric Turbulence
    Appendix D Cramer's Rule for Solving Simultaneous Equations

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