Theory of Flight [electronic resource].

Mises, Richard von.
Newburyport : Dover Publications, 2012.
1 online resource (1086 p.)
Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering
Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering

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""An outstanding textbook."" - Scientific, Medical and Technical BooksAlmost unsurpassed as a balanced, well-written account of fundamental fluid dynamics, Theory of Flight may still be recommended for a clearer presentation than is to be forced in many more recent works, though it is limited to situations in which air compressibility effects are unimportant.Designed for the college senior or beginning graduate student, the text assumes a knowledge of the principles of calculus and some training in general mechanics. It is unusual in offering a well-balanced introduction, stressing equally th
DOVER BOOKS ON PHYSICS; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; INTRODUCTION TO DOVER EDITION; PREFACE; Table of Contents; Part One - EQUILIBRIUM AND STEADY FLOW IN THE ATMOSPHERE; CHAPTER I - THE ATMOSPHERE AT REST; 1. Density. Pressure. Equation of State.; 2. Equilibrium of a Perfect Gas under the Influence of Gravity.; 3. The Standard Atmosphere.; 4. Determination of True Altitude. Reduction of a Climb to Standard Atmosphere.; 5. Troposphere and Stratosphere. Influence of Humidity.; CHAPTER II - BERNOULLI'S EQUATION. ROTATION AND CIRCULATION; 1. Steady Motion.; 2. Bernoulli's Equation.
3. Dynamic Pressure.4. Variation of Total Head across the Streamlines. Rotation.; 5. Circulation and Rotation.; 6. The Bicirculating Motion.; CHAPTER III - MOMENTUM AND ENERGY EQUATIONS; 1. Flux of Momentum in Steady Flow.; 2. Momentum Equation for Steady Flow.; 3. Moment of Momentum.; 4. Quasi-steadyFlow. Relative Flow.; 5. Energy Equation.; CHAPTER IV - PERFECT AND VISCOUS FLUIDS. TYPES OF FLOW; 1. Viscosity.; 2. Law of Similitude. Reynolds Number.; 3. Laminar and Turbulent Motion.; 4. Continuous and Discontinuous Motion.; 5. Boundary Layer.; CHAPTER V - AIR RESISTANCE OR PARASITE DRAG
1. Definitions.2. Bluff Bodies.; 3. Round Bodies.; 4. Streamlined Bodies.; 5. Skin Friction.; 6. Parasite Drag of Major Airplane Components.; Part Two - THE AIRPLANE WING; CHAPTER VI - FUNDAMENTAL NOTIONS. GEOMETRY OF WINGS; 1. The Three Coefficients.; 2. Geometry of Airfoil Profiles. Sets of Profiles.; 3. Theoretically Developed Airfoil Sections.; 4. Geometry of Airplane Wings.; CHAPTER VII - EMPIRICAL AIRFOIL DATA; 1. The Three Main Results.; 2. Influence of Aspect Ratio.; 3. Historical Development of Wing Profiles.; 4. Influence of the Shape of the Profile.
5. Influence of the Reynolds Number. Degree of Turbulence.CHAPTER VIII - THE WING OF INFINITE SPAN; 1. The Momentum Equation for Irrotational Flow.; 2. The Lift of an Airfoil of Infinite Span.; 3. The Pitching Moment of an Airfoil of Infinite Span.; 4. The Metacentric Parabola.; 5. Vortex Sheets, Another Approach.; 6. Theory of Thin Airfoils.; APPENDIX; CHAPTER IX - THE WING OF FINITE SPAN; 1. Curved Vortex Lines.; 2. Vortex Sheet and Discontinuity Surface.; 3. The Flow Past a Wing of Finite Span.; 4. Prandtl's Wing Theory.; 5. Elliptic Lift Distribution.; 6. Biplane Theory.
7. General Lift Distribution.CHAPTER X - ADDITIONAL FACTS ABOUT WINGS; 1. Stalling.; 2. High-lift Devices.; 3. Pressure Distribution.; 4. Influence of Compressibility.; Part Three - PROPELLER AND ENGINE; CHAPTER XI - THE PROPELLER; 1. Basic Concepts.; 2. Geometry of Propellers.; 3. Propeller Characteristics.; 4. Quantitative Analysis.; 5. Propeller Sets and Variable-pitch Propeller. Propeller Charts.; CHAPTER XII - OUTLINE OF PROPELLER THEORY; 1. Blade-element Theory.; 2. Momentum Theory, Basic Relations.; 3. Momentum Theory, Conclusions.; 4. Modified Momentum Theory.
5. The Two Theories Combined.
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