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Basic Wing and Airfoil Theory (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)

Basic Wing and Airfoil Theory (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)

Basic Wing and Airfoil Theory (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)
By Alan Pope

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Book Description

A classic of aeronautical engineering, this text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students is also an excellent reference. It begins with a survey of vector analysis and complex variables, offering readers the basic tools for handling subsequent chapters.
Topics include stream function and other flow functions, the Joukowski transformation, airfoil construction and pressure distribution, and thin and thick airfoil theories. Surveys of finite and monoplane wings are succeeded by a consideration of the field about the wing, the spanwise load distribution for arbitrary wings, and assorted applications of perfect fluid theory. Each chapter includes several illustrated and explained examples, and numerous problems and references appear at the end of each chapter as well.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #693074 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-03-26
  • Released on: 2009-03-26
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.30" h x .70" w x 5.40" l, .75 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 320 pages

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About the Author

A pioneer in the study of wind effects, Alan Pope was Professor of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also served as Director of Flight for Sandia National Laboratories.

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4good coverage of the wing and how it works
By kerry
good coverage of the wing and how it works, many equations too many sometimes but it is the classic text. yes there is more to it than f=ma.

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5Five Stars
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Wonderful

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4Four Stars
By Roberto
Good book, simplified explanations.

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