Flight Dynamics Principles- 2nd Edition

Flight Dynamics Principles



Flight Dynamics Principles: A Linear Systems Approach to Aircraft Stability & Control, 2/E

Author : Michael V. Cook
Year : 2007
BookType : Hardback
Pages : 468
ISBN : 9780750669276

Language– English

Flight Dynamics Principles: A Linear Systems Approach to Aircraft Stability & Control by Michael V. Cook


The study of flight dynamics requires a thorough understanding of the theory of the stability and control of aircraft, an appreciation of flight control systems and a comprehensive grounding in the theory of automatic control. Flight Dynamics provides all three in an accessible and student focused text. Written for those coming to the subject for the first time the book is suitable as a complete first course text. It provides a secure foundation from which to move on to more advanced topics such a non-linear flight dynamics, simulation and advanced flight control, and is ideal for those on course including flight mechanics, aircraft handling qualities, aircraft stability and control.

About the author:

After graduating Michael Cook joined Elliott Flight Automation as a Systems Engineer and contributed flight control systems design to several major projects. Later he joined the College of Aeronautics to research and teach flight dynamics, experimental flight mechanics and flight control. Previously leader of the Dynamics, Simulation and Control Research Group he is now retired and continues to provide part time support. In 2003 the Group was recognized as the Preferred Academic Capability Partner for Flight Dynamics by BAE SYSTEMS and in 2007 he received a Chairman’s Bronze award for his contribution to a joint UAV research programme.

New to this edition:

  • Additional examples to illustrate the application of computational procedures using tools such as MATLAB®, MathCad® and Program CC®.
  • Improved compatibility with, and more expansive coverage of the North American notational style.
  • Expanded coverage of lateral-directional static stability, maneuverability, command augmentation and flight in turbulence.
  • An additional coursework study on flight control design for an unmanned air vehicle (UAV).


Additional information

Dimensions 19.5 × 3.3 × 23.36 cm


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