Airplane Aerodynamics and Performance by Jan Roskam, C. T. Lan

By Jan Roskam, C. T. Lan

This textbook covers these basics of aircraft aerodynamics, propulsion and function that are required to foretell the functionality features of fastened wing airplanes. The textual content is geared toward junior and senior point aeronautical engineering scholars. besides the fact that, the authors have tried to provide the cloth in this kind of demeanour that practicing engineers and engineering managers will locate the fabric helpful in addition.

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