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Aircraft Aerodynamic Design (Aerospace Series) Hardcover – 7 Nov 2014

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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (7 Nov. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470662573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470662571
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.8 x 25.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,118,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The book is generally well written and easy to read, with a pleasing use of aircraft photographs to illustrate the text." (The Aeronautical Journal, 1 April 2015)

"Aircraft Aerodynamic Design: Geometry and Optimization is a practical guide for researchers and practitioners in the aerospace industry, and a reference for graduate and undergraduate students in aircraft design and multidisciplinary design optimization." (Expofairs.com, 7 January 2015)

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Optimal aircraft design is impossible without a parametricrepresentation of the geometry of the airframe. We need amathematical model equipped with a set of controls, or designvariables, which generates different candidate airframe shapes inresponse to changes in the values of these variables. This model'sobjectives are to be flexible and concise, and capable of yieldinga wide range of shapes with a minimum number of design variables.Moreover, the process of converting these variables into aircraftgeometries must be robust. Alas, flexibility, conciseness androbustness can seldom be achieved simultaneously!

Aircraft Aerodynamic Design: Geometry and Optimizationaddresses this problem by navigating the subtle trade-offs betweenthe competing objectives of geometry parameterization. It beginswith the fundamentals of geometry-centred aircraft design, followedby a review of the building blocks of computational geometries, thecurve and surface formulations at the heart of aircraft geometry.The authors then cover a range of legacy formulations in thebuild-up towards a discussion of the most flexible shape modelsused in aerodynamic design (with a focus on lift generatingsurfaces). The book takes a practical approach and includesMATLAB(R), Python and Rhinoceros(R) code, as well as'real-life' example case studies.

Key features:

- Covers effective geometry parameterization within thecontext of design optimization

- Demonstrates how geometry parameterization is animportant element of modern aircraft


- Includes code and case studies which enable the readerto apply each theoretical concept either

as an aid to understanding or as a buildingblock of their own geometry model

- Accompanied by a website hosting codes

Aircraft Aerodynamic Design: Geometry and Optimization isa practical guide for researchers and practitioners in theaerospace industry and a reference for graduate and undergraduatestudents in aircraft design and multidisciplinary designoptimization.

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