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Fundamental Non-Reactive Jets in Crossflow and Other Jet Systems; Background on Modeling, Dynamical Systems, and Control; Reactive Jets in Crossflow and Multiphase Jets; Controlled Jets in Crossflow and Control via Jet Systems;
The standard textbooks on aerodynamics usually omit any discussion of un steady aerodynamics or, at most, consider it only in a single chapter, based on two justifications. The first is that unsteady aerodynamics should be regarded as a specialized subject required "only" in connection with understanding and an alyzing aeroelastic phenomena such as flutter and gust response, and therefore should be dealt with in related specialist books.
The F-15C/E has formed the backbone of US and Coalition operations in the Middle East for over a decade, patrolling the skies over northern and southern Iraq as part of Operations Northern Watch and Southern Watch. F-15Cs policed the skies for Iraqi aircraft operating in contravention of no-fly zone agreements, whilst the F-15E was constantly dropping weapons onto the Iraqi SAM and AAA emplacements that engaged Coalition aircraft undertaking this mission. The USAF’s use of the F-15 in the region culminated with Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-present), which was launched in order to liberate the people of Iraq and ensure the destruction of Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction.
Editors: Sharman, Robert, Lane, Todd (Eds.)Update of the current state of knowledge and research in the area of aviation-scale turbulenceCovers the full range of topics important to forecasters, engineers, and researchers interested in better understanding the nature of aviation-scale turbulence, remote and in-situ sensing of turbulence and forecasting and verification of turbulenceWritten by recognized aviation turbulence researchersAnyone who has experienced turbulence in flight knows that it is usually not pleasant, and may wonder why this is so difficult to avoid.
by Georges Duffa , American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Language: English
In the early days of space travel, the development of thermal protection systems for re-entry was mainly based on an experimental approach for both design of materials and testing. During this period of trial and error, the concept of ablative material was discovered resulting in the ideal matter for re-entry rockets and space vehicles to isolate and protect them from hyperthermal effects of the environment. In his book, Ablative Thermal Protection Systems Modeling, Georges Duffa explains the history of ablative materials and looks into the future of its design process.
Traces the development of Sopwith Aircraft 1912-1920 with detailed description of each aircraft.
This book gives a detailed account of the design and development of the Il-12 and the Il-14. It explains their important place in Soviet commercial aviation history and is based on research in Russian archives. The book contains numerous previously unpublished photos and line drawings.
Osprey’s examination of the PV Ventura/Harpoon Units and of their participation in World War II (1939-1945). A development of the successful Lockheed ‘medium twins’ of the late 1930s, the PV Ventura/Harpoon family of patrol bombers saw widespread service with both the US Navy/Marine Corps and the TAF and Commonwealth from October 1942 onwards. The USAAF also used surplus Venturas originally ordered by the RAF, designated B-34 Lexingtons, in the bomber training and coastal patrol roles. The final variant in this family was the larger PV-2 Harpoon, which was built to a US Navy requirement from March 1944 onwards.
On February 1, 2003, the nation was stunned to watch the shuttle Columbia disintegrate into a blue-green sky. Despite the numerous new reports surrounding the tragedy, the public remained largely unaware that three men, U.S. astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, remained orbiting Earth. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts, who were already near the end of a fourteen-week mission, had suddenly lost their ride home.
Out of Orbit is the harrowing behind-the-scenes chronicle of the efforts of beleagured Mission Controls in Houston and Moscow, who worked frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot.
Given that no shuttle could come for them, the astronauts’ only hope for a return flight became a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-1 capsule latched to the side of the space station—a piece of equipment roughly the equivalent of a “padded box attached to a parachute,” with a troubled history (in 1971 a malfunction in the Soyuz 11 capsule left three Russian astronauts dead) and dated technology.
Gripping and fast-paced, Out of Orbit is an adventure in outer space that will keep you on the edge of your seat. In a day and age when space travel is poised to become available to the masses, Out of Orbit vividly captures both its hazardous realities and soaring majesty.
Although many books have been written on the theory of system identification, few are available that provide a complete engineering treatment of system identification and how to successfully apply it to flight vehicles. This book provides the unique perspective of over 20 years of flight-test applications to both aircraft and rotorcraft and is a valuable resource for students, working engineers, and others interested in atmospheric flight mechanics, modeling and simulation, and test and evaluation.
An expert examination of the evolution of military aviation and its profound impact on warfare-from the employment of balloons during the French Revolutionary wars to the use of aircraft in World War I. Humanity’s aeronautical ambitions assumed an entirely new scope when aircraft were introduced to military warfare, taking battles into the third dimension and forever changing the way wars were fought. As a result, aviation technology underwent a dramatic transformation-one so powerful that during World War I, aircraft production exploded and aircraft speed, distance, and load capacity more than doubled.
An introduction to the principles of aircraft digital and electronic systems, this book is written for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline. Suitable for those studying towards licensed aircraft maintenance engineer status as part of an EASA Part-66 or FAR-147 approved course, or those taking Aerospace Engineering City & Guilds modules, EDEXCEL National Units, EDEXCEL Higher National Units or a Degree in aircraft engineering.
On August 14, 1960, a revolution quietly occurred in the reconnaissance capabilities of America. When the Air Force C-119 Flying Boxcar Pelican 9 caught a bucket returning from space with film from a satellite, the American intelligence community gained access to previously denied information about the Soviet Union. The Corona reconnaissance satellite missions that followed lifted the veil of secrecy from the communist bloc, revealing, among other things, that no “Missile Gap” existed. This revolution in military intelligence could not have occurred without the development of the command and control systems that made the Space Race possible.
Roger E. Bilstein’s Flight in America has won acclaim as the foremost history of one of the twentieth century’s landmark achievements―human flight. In this revised and expanded third edition, Bilstein chronicles changes in military, commercial, and space aviation in the 1990s. He offers a glimpse of the developments one might expect in the new millennium.
Just what does it take to be a stratonaut, soaring to higher and higher altitudes of Earth’s atmosphere? Brave men and women have reached extreme heights in balloons, aircraft and rocket ships over the past two centuries, from the first untethered balloon flight to the first flights in the newly defined stratosphere, through to the present flights that continue to set new records. This book defines the altitudes related to the stratosphere, how it changes with latitude and the effects on ascending aviators.
Parallel Computing is a compelling vision of how computation can seamlessly scale from a single processor to virtually limitless computing power. Unfortunately, the scaling of application performance has not matched peak speed, and the programming burden for these machines remains heavy.
Authors: O’Sullivan, JohnProvides in-depth coverage of the European human spaceflight contribution to the International Space StationHighlights the diversity and collaborative nature of the European space goals, represented by the astronauts who have flown to the ISSOffers a more balanced view of the development of human spaceflight, which tends to be US-Russian centricThe European Space Agency has a long history of cooperating with NASA in human spaceflight, having developed the Spacelab module for carrying in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle.
This full-color textbook will help students and professionals understand the space environment and its impacts on spacecraft design, engineering, and performance. While the primary emphasis of the book is the Earth’s environment and its effects on spacecraft, it also addresses the extraterrestrial environment and the effects of radiation on humans in space.
The book begins with an introduction to the history of spacecraft failures, risk management, reliability and quality assurance techniques, and parts reliability.
Drones, quadcopters, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): whatever they’re called, remotely-controlled aircraft have changed the way we see the world, the way we manage crops, the way we sell real estate, and the way we make war. This book contains tutorials about how to understand what drones can do, and projects about how to make your own flying craft, from some of the earliest practitioners in the field.
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn’t turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women–known as "human computers"–who broke the boundaries of both gender and science.
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