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Computational Modelling and Simulation of Aircraft and the Environment, Volume 2: Aircraft Dynamics

Dominic J. Diston

Computational Modelling and Simulation of Aircraft and the Environment

An in-depth discussion of aircraft dynamics modelling and simulation

This book provides a comprehensive guide to modelling and simulation from basic physical and mathematical principles, giving the reader sufficient information to be able to build computational models of aircraft for the purposes of simulation and evaluation. Highly relevant to practitioners, it takes into account the multi-disciplinary nature of aerospace products and the integrated nature of the models needed in order to represent them. Volume 1- Platform Kinematics and Synthetic Environment focused on the modelling of a synthetic environment in which aircraft operate and its spatial relationship with vehicles that are situated and moving within it. This volume focuses on the modelling of aircraft and the interpretation of their flight dynamics.

Key features:

  • Includes chapters on equations of motion, fixed-wing aerodynamics, longitudinal flight and gas turbines, as well as an opening chapter that presents an overview of flight modelling and a concluding chapter that presents a number of additional topics such as aircraft structures and embedded systems.
  • Serves as both a student text and practitioner reference.
  • Follows on from previous Aerospace Series titles, offering a complementary view of vehicles and systems from the perspectives of mathematics, physics and simulation.

This book offers a comprehensive guide for senior, graduate and postgraduate students of aerospace engineering as well as professional engineers involved in the modelling and simulation of aircraft.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publish Date: Feb 20th, 2024
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.61in - 6.69in - 0.50in - 1.17lb
  • EAN: 9780470687116
  • Categories: Aeronautics & AstronauticsComputer Engineering

About the Author

Dominic J. Diston

was a senior lecturer in aerospace engineering at the University of Liverpool and subsequently associate professor at the University of Nottingham. He also spent 25 years in the aerospace industry and has wide experience in dynamics, control and simulation of vehicles and systems. Major areas of work have included integrated flight/propulsion control, computer-aided engineering and fuel/thermal/power system simulation. All work has been closely linked with projects, most significantly Harrier, Typhoon, Nimrod and F-35.

Praise for this book

"Overall this is an excellent book which leads the reader though a clear description of the subject and is easily navigated so that it also makes a good reference. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to novice and experienced practitioners of Earth modelling, inertial navigation, GPS systems and the like." ("The Aeronautical Journal, " May 2010)