Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach Daniel P. Raymer
Publisher: AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Ast
Raymer's Aircraft Design & RDS site . If you check the references Austin cites for the technology behind X-Plane, Dr. Raymer We referred to this as our aircraft Bible back in school. Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach by Daniel P. Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, 3rd edn. Inspired by the wonders of flight in nature, John was a strong advocate of biomimetic approaches to design. Altitude ceiling (below 60,000 feet need not apply), and other performance criteria of existing aircraft, from commercial airliners to fighter jets to cargo planes, modified versions of existing aircraft, and entirely new aircraft design concepts. The following three books are ones that I use on a regular basis that are generally useful for all aircraft. Dan Raymer is known from his publications of papers and books (“Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach” being the best known) as well as his aircraft design software (RDS – Integrated Aircraft Design and Analysis). I've also placed the resulting concept geometry into the VSP Hanger. Materials in aircraft structures. Raymer's book Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach (AIAA) is at or near the top of the list, and always has been. A recent conceptual design study that we conducted at NASA Langley asked the question “Is it possible to reduce the operating costs of an advanced General Aviation (GA) aircraft by a factor of 10?” Asking such a question requires establishing a good baseline model (such as Attachments: I've attached a few slides that show the approach, and assumptions that went into this simplified analysis. Historical survey by a pioneer. A Conceptual Approach, the RDS design software, the book Simplified Aircraft Design for Homebuilders, Design Short Courses, and aerospace-related books.