This best-selling textbook presents the entire process of aircraft conceptual design-from requirements definition to initial sizing, configuration layout, analysis, sizing, optimization, and trade studies. Widely used in industry and government aircraft design groups, Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach is also the design text at major universities around the world. A virtual encyclopedia of engineering, it is known for its completeness, easy-to-read style, and real-world approach to the process of design. Special Features: More than pages of design methods, illustrations, tips, explanations, and equations; Overviews of lofting, subsystems, maintainability, producibility, vulnerability, and stealth; Concepts and calculation methods for aerodynamics, stability and control, propulsion, structures, weights, performance, and cost; Coverage of conventional and unconventional design methods, including UAV, canard, tandem wing, C-wing, oblique wing, asymmetrical, multi-fuselage, wing-in-ground-effect, and more; VTOL, helicopter,.
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Widely used in industry and government aircraft design groups, Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach is also the design text at major universities around the world. A virtual encyclopedia of engineering, it is known for its completeness, easy-to-read style, and real-world approach to the process of design.
In this sixth edition Dr. This presents technologies, design-to guidance, and rules of thumb, and offers electric aircraft performance and sizing equations derived in a format familiar to those designing conventionally-powered airplanes.
This encyclopedic book covers every topic necessary to the understanding of aircraft design. Preliminary sizing, aerodynamics, structures, stability and control, propulsion, configuration layout, performance, cost analysis, and much more are all presented starting from first principles and building to a set of tools allowing the reader to actually do a realistic job of aircraft conceptual design.
All topics are presented from the point of view of the aircraft designer, not the specialist in any given topic area. He received B. Chapter 1 — Design — A Separate Discipline. Skip to main content.
Daniel P. Raymer is an aerospace design engineer widely recognized    as an expert in the fields of aircraft conceptual design, design engineering and aircraft configuration and layout. While in high school, he started flying lessons at the Santa Paula Airport. One of his teachers at Purdue was the legendary John McMasters , who went on to work at Boeing and publish technical papers on the flight of insects and dinosaurs. After graduating in , he went to work at Rockwell North American Aviation as an aircraft configuration designer. After six months, Aerojet got purchased and the Institute was shut down.