All aircraft projects are unique and it is impossible to provide a template for the work involved in the design process. However, with the knowledge of the steps in the initial design process and of previous experience from similar projects, students will be freer to concentrate on the innovative and analytical aspects of their course project.
The authors bring a unique combination of perspectives and experience to this text. It reflects both British and American academic practices in teaching aircraft design. Lloyd Jenkinson has taught aircraft design at both Loughborough and Southampton universities in the UK and Jim Marchman has taught both aircraft and spacecraft design at Virginia Tech in the US.
* Demonstrates how basic aircraft design processes can be successfully applied in reality
* Case studies allow both student and instructor to examine particular design challenges
* Covers commercial and successful student design projects, and includes over 200 high quality illustrations
scheduled long-range business jet; Project study
military training system; Project study
electric-powered racing aircraft; Project study
advanced deep interdiction aircraft; Project study
high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) uninhabited aerial surveillance vehicle (UASV); Project study
a general aviation amphibian aircraft; Design organization and presentation; Appendices; Index.