This book is a concise practical treatise for the student or experienced professional aircraft designer.
This volume comprises key applied subjects for performance based aircraft design: systems engineering principles; aircraft mass properties estimation; the aerodynamic design of transonic wings; aircraft stability and control; takeoff and landing runway performance.
This book may serve as a textbook for an undergraduate aircraft design course or as a reference for the classically trained practicing engineer.
About the Author
Dr. Timothy Takahashi is a professor of practice for aerospace engineering in the School for the Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. He holds a PhD in mechanical and aerospace sciences from the University of Rochester and a JD in high technology law from Santa Clara University. At Arizona State University, he teaches aircraft performance, aerodynamics, aerospace structures & materials, as well as coordinating senior undergraduate capstone projects in fixed wing aircraft design. Prior to joining ASU, he worked at NASA/Ames, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman. Dr. Takahashi is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a member of the Multi-Disciplinary-Optimization and Aircraft Design Technical Committees, and a prolific author and co-author of AIAA conference papers.