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Aircraft Design Books

Aircraft Design Books

This section contains free e-books and guides on Aircraft Design, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

Conceptual Aircraft Design Electronic Textbook

The aim of this manual is to briefly state theoretical bases of methods and models used in conceptual airplane design, to develop and consolidate understanding of the relations between the main airplane parameters and characteristics, and to prepare students to perform their graduation projects. This tutorial contains only necessary information for obtaining the first experience in the conceptual airplane design. Also it is supposed that students refer to textbooks and other scientific sources, which seems difficult at first. In this case this tutorial should be used as a guide-book for additional information sources.

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Airplane design Notes

This note covers the following topics: Data collection and preliminary three-view drawing, Weight estimation, Optimization of wing loading and thrust loading. Selection of engine, Selection of wing parameters, Selection of fuselage parameters and internal layout, Special considerations for configuration layout. Location of en, Revised three-view drawing, Estimation of weights of various components, Control surface design, Final three-view drawing. Revised estimation of drag polar and performance calculations, Presentation of results, Cost of airplane, Sizing and trade-off studies, Preliminary design of a jet airplane.

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Techniques for Structural Analysis and Design Lecture Notes

This note introduces analysis techniques for complex structures and the role of material properties in structural design, failure, and longevity. Topics covered includes: Kinetics, Kinematics, Thermodynamic Principles, Constitutive Equations, Boundary Value Problems of Elasticity, Energy and Variational Principles, Concepts of Calculus of Variations, Virtual Work and Energy Principles, Weighted Residual Methods, Isoparametric Derivation of Bar Element Stiffness Matrix, Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue and Longevity.

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