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e-books in Aerospace Engineering category

Book cover: Space Transport and Engineering MethodsSpace Transport and Engineering Methods
- Wikibooks ,
Space systems engineering is a worthy field of study within the larger context of all sciences and engineering. This book is an introduction to both the historical design challenges of transport and space hardware design, and new engineering methods.
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Book cover: Fundamentals of Aerospace EngineeringFundamentals of Aerospace Engineering
by - Create Space ,
This book covers an undergraduate, introductory course to aeronautical engineering and aims at combining theory and practice to provide a comprehensive, thorough introduction to the fascinating, yet complex discipline of aerospace engineering.
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Book cover: Lecture Notes on Gas DynamicsLecture Notes on Gas Dynamics
by - University of Notre Dame ,
These are a set of class notes for a gas dynamics/viscous flow course taught to juniors in Aerospace Engineering. It is expected that the student has some familiarity with concepts such as material derivatives, control volume analysis, etc.
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Book cover: NASA at 50: Interviews with NASA's Senior LeadershipNASA at 50: Interviews with NASA's Senior Leadership
by - NASA ,
The 50th anniversary of NASA on 1 October 2008 found an agency in the midst of deep transition. This volume provides a snapshot of the thinking of NASA senior leadership on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and in the midst of these sea changes.
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Book cover: Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics of Turbojet AircraftAerodynamics and Flight Dynamics of Turbojet Aircraft
by - NASA ,
This book presents the physical bases of practical high-speed aerodynamics, and the influence of air compressibility on the aerodynamic characteristics of wings and aircraft. Primary attention is turned to passenger jets.
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Book cover: Helicopter AerodynamicsHelicopter Aerodynamics
by - NASA ,
Principles of helicopter flight under various conditions are reviewed, giving special attention to the operation of the main rotor. Brief history of helicopter development is presented, together with a summary of the main components of a helicopter.
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Book cover: Flight Without Formulae: Simple Discussions on the Mechanics of the AeroplaneFlight Without Formulae: Simple Discussions on the Mechanics of the Aeroplane
by - Longmans, Green and co. ,
The book is written in the simplest possible language, and contains not a single formula. It treats the principles of flight and the problems involved in the mechanics of the aeroplane, demanding only the most elementary knowledge of arithmetic.
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Book cover: Modeling FlightModeling Flight
by - NASA ,
NASA has made many contributions to a broad range of aircraft including general aviation, fighters, and supersonic transports. This book describes the issues that must be considered when transferring subscale results to full-scale application.
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Book cover: Wind TunnelsWind Tunnels
by - InTech ,
This book collects original research studies on recent applications in wind tunnel tests, exhibiting various investigation directions and providing a bird's eye view on this broad subject area. Addressed to researchers and professional engineers.
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Book cover: Applied AerodynamicsApplied Aerodynamics
by - Longmans, Green ,
The work aims at the extraction of principles of flight from, and the illustration of the use of, detailed information on aeronautics now available from many sources. The subject of aerodynamics is almost wholly based on experiment.
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Book cover: AerodynamicsAerodynamics
by - English University Press ,
This book presents the modern science of Aerodynamics and its immediate application to aircraft. The present edition is enlarged to provide an introduction to the mathematical and experimental study of compressible flow, subsonic and supersonic.
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Book cover: Amateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing HandbookAmateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook
- US Government Printing Office ,
The purpose of this advisory circular is to make amateur-built/ultralight aircraft pilots aware that test flying an aircraft is a critical undertaking, which should be approached with thorough planning, skill, and common sense.
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Book cover: Aircraft Weight and Balance HandbookAircraft Weight and Balance Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration ,
Weight and balance, two of the most important factors affecting flight safety, are thoroughly discussed in this handbook. Indispensable for those responsible for aircraft weight distribution - the engineers, designers, and pilots.
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Book cover: Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space LeadershipBeyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership
by - AU Press ,
This book tells the story of the origins and development of the United States Air Force's space program from its earliest beginnings in the post Second World War period to its emergence as a critical operational presence in the Persian Gulf War.
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Book cover: Aerospace Technologies AdvancementsAerospace Technologies Advancements
by - InTech ,
Space technology has become increasingly important after the great development and rapid progress in information and communication technology. This book deals with the latest and most prominent research in space technology.
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Book cover: Space HandbookSpace Handbook
by - RAND Corporation ,
Written as a basic guide on the uses and characteristics of space systems, this book discusses astronautics and its applications, technology in the space environment, rocket vehicles, propulsion systems, propellants, internal power sources, etc.
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Book cover: The Secret of FlightThe Secret of Flight
by ,
A theory of subsonic flight based on a combination of analysis and computation. We uncover a mechanism for the generation of substantial lift at the expense of small drag of a wing, which is fundamentally different from the classical theories.
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Book cover: Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern AircraftQuest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
by - United States Government Printing ,
This volume traces the technical development of the airplane from a curiosity at the beginning of World War I to the highly useful machine of today. Included are significant aircraft that incorporated important technical innovations.
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Book cover: Introduction to the Aerodynamics of FlightIntroduction to the Aerodynamics of Flight
by - NASA History Division ,
This book is an introductory course in aerodynamics. It provides more than a layman's treatment of the subject but not the detail as taught in many individual courses on the college level. The result is a highly qualitative, illustrated set of notes.
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Book cover: Basics of Space FlightBasics of Space Flight
by - NASA ,
This tutorial is designed to help operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions, and grasp the relationships among them. It also enjoys popularity with people interested in interplanetary space flight.
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Book cover: Facing the Heat Barrier: A History of HypersonicsFacing the Heat Barrier: A History of Hypersonics
by - NASA ,
Hypersonics is the study of flight at speeds where aerodynamic heating dominates the physics of the problem. Typically this is Mach 5 and higher. Hypersonics is an engineering science with close links to supersonics and engine design.
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Book cover: Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body StoryWingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story
by - NASA History Office ,
A story of the most unusual flying machines ever flown, the lifting bodies. It is a story about the engineers who committed a significant part of their lives to prove that the concept was a viable one for use in spacecraft of the future.
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Book cover: The Smell Of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's OdysseyThe Smell Of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odyssey
by - University Press of the Pacific ,
The book tells the dramatic story of a NASA research pilot who logged over 11,000 flight hours in more than 125 types of aircraft. Mallick gives the reader fascinating first-hand descriptions of his carrier operations and his research flying career.
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Book cover: NASA Engineers and the Age of ApolloNASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo
by - NASA History Office ,
This is the story less of heroes than of a generation of engineers who made Apollo possible. It is thus the story of the men and women who stood where the shadow was deepest. Their story is told largely in their own words.
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Book cover: Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical ReferenceApollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference
by - NASA History Division ,
With the passage of time there are opportunities to reconsider Project Apollo anew. This book draws out the statistical information about each of the flights that have been long buried in numerous technical memoranda and historical studies.
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Book cover: The Apollo Spacecraft: A ChronologyThe Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology
by - NASA ,
The chronology of the Apollo spacecraft and the lunar mission provides documented information covering a wide range of happenings directly and indirectly related to the program. Written for historians and others interested in the great adventure.
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Book cover: Societal Impact of SpaceflightSocietal Impact of Spaceflight
- NASA ,
Has the Space Age had a significant effect on society? This volume is to examines the effects of spaceflight on society through scholarly research, making use especially of the tools of the historian and the broader social sciences and humanities.
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Book cover: Remembering the Space AgeRemembering the Space Age
by - NASA ,
Thought-provoking ideas, views, and speculative reasoning. The book itself is divided into three parts: National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age; Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age; and Reflections of the Space Age.
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Book cover: Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990
by - United States Government Printing ,
This is a concise history of NACA and its successor agency, NASA. This edition not only updates the historical record, but restores aeronautics to its due place in the history of the agency and of mankind's most fascinating and continuing voyage.
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Book cover: The Wind and BeyondThe Wind and Beyond
by - NASA History Office ,
A documentary journey into the history of aerodynamics in America. How ideas about aerodynamics first developed and how the technology evolved to forge the airplane into the revolutionary machine is the epic story told in this book.
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Book cover: Aerial VehiclesAerial Vehicles
by - InTech ,
The book on aerial vehicles: design and development, UAV trajectory generation, unmanned helicopters, flight control system optimization, intelligent aerial vehicles, autonomous formation flight, asymmetric hovering flapping flight, and much more.
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Book cover: Spacecraft DynamicsSpacecraft Dynamics
by - McGraw Hill ,
This book is an outgrowth of courses taught at Stanford University and at UCLA. It is intended for use as a textbook in courses of instruction at the graduate level and as a reference work for engineers engaged in research in this field.
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Book cover: Fundamentals of Multiphase FlowFundamentals of Multiphase Flow
by - Cambridge University Press ,
The book for graduate students and researchers at the cutting edge of investigations into the fundamental nature of multiphase flows. It is intended as a reference book for the basic methods used in the treatment of multiphase flows.
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