Flight Control Systems: practical issues in design and implementation

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IET Digital Library

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  • Year: 1999

  • Format: Paperback

  • Product Code: PBCE0570

  • ISBN: 978-0-85296-766-9

  • Pagination: 416pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Scope: A complete reference on modern flight control methods for fixed wing aircraft, this authoritative book includes contributions from an international group of experts in their respective specialised fields. Split into two parts, the first section of the book deals with the fundamentals of flight control systems design, whilst the second concentrates on genuine applications based on modern control methods used in the latest aircraft.

Book review

"....a book which aerospace professionals should find to be informative and enjoyable." The Aeronautical Journal, July 2000

"A most distinguishing feature of a distinguished book is its outstanding success in fulfilling its prime aim of bridging the gap between academic research and real-world applications in the area, and its emphasis on practical approaches that makes it particularly suitable for practising engineers who are relatively new in the aviation industry and require a consolidated approach to the different aspects of flight control.

In short, the clarity and practicality of the book will be of great assistance to all engineers with an interest in flight control. Postgraduate students in strategic or applied research and final stage undergraduates will also find it an extremely useful reference text." Current Engineering Practice, Vol. 43, Nos. 2-3, 2000.

Book readership

Control engineering researchers and engineers in industry and academia, especially in aviation; electrical engineering.


Professional; reference; graduate-level research.

Book contents

Preface; 1: Industrial considerations for flight control (C Fielding & R Luckner); 2: Aircraft modelling (MV Cook); 3: Actuation systems (SP Ravenscraft); 4: Handling qualities (J Hodgkinson & DG Mitchell); 5: Automatic flight control system design considerations (J Fenton); 6: Ground and flight testing a digital control set (TD Smith); 7: Aeroservoelasticity (BD Caldwell et al.); 8: Eigenstructure assignment (LF Faleiro & RW Pratt); 9: An Hoo loop-shaping design for the VAAC Harrier (RA Hyde); Index.

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