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Aeronautics & Astronautics

  • Manned Spacecraft Design Principlesby Pasquale M Sforza

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 59.95

    Manned Spacecraft Design Principles presents readers with a brief, to-the-point primer that includes a detailed introduction to the information required at the preliminary design stage of a manned space transportation system. In the process of developing the preliminary design, the book covers content not often discussed in a standard aerospace... more...

  • Orbital Perspective - An Astronaut's Viewby Colonel Ron Garan; Mohammed Yunus

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, transformative experience - one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth.On space walks and through windows, Garan was struck by the stunning beauty of the Earth from space but sobered by knowing how much needed to be done to help this troubled... more...

  • Control of Spacecraft and Aircraftby Jr. Arthur E. Bryson

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 132.00

    Here a leading researcher provides a comprehensive treatment of the design of automatic control logic for spacecraft and aircraft. In this book Arthur Bryson describes the linear-quadratic-regulator (LQR) method of feedback control synthesis, which coordinates multiple controls, producing graceful maneuvers comparable to those of an expert pilot.... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Aerodynamicsby Frank Hitchens

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 34.49

    The Encyclopedia of Aerodynamics was written for pilots at all levels from private pilot to airline pilot, military pilots and students of aerodynamics as a complete reference manual to aerodynamic terminology. General aerodynamic text books for pilots are relatively limited in their scope while aerodynamic text books for engineering students involve... more...

  • Planes, Gliders and Paper Rocketsby Rick Schertle; James Floyd Kelly

    Maker Media, Inc 2015; US$ 9.99

    You don't need kids to tell you that Making is Fun. Just get them in a room with simple projects, common household tools and utensils, inexpensive supplies, and their imagination. All young people need is an interest in how the world works, the right tools to explore, and some projects to serve as jumping-off points for their explorations. Make:... more...

  • Bonded Joints and Repairs to Composite Airframe Structuresby Chun Hui Wang; Cong N. Duong

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 200.00

    Bonded Joints and Repairs to Composite Airframe Structures is a single-source reference on the state-of-the-art in this rapidly growing area. It provides a thorough analysis of both internal and external joints and repairs, as well as discussions on damage tolerance, non-destructive inspection, self-healing repairs, and other essential information... more...

  • Getting Started with Dronesby Terry Kilby; Belinda Kilby

    Maker Media, Inc 2015; US$ 21.25

    Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get... more...

  • Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systemsby Sabu Thomas; Robert Shanks; Sarathchandran Chandrasekharakurup

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 170.00

    Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blend and Nanocomposite Systems offers readers an intelligent, thorough introduction to the design and applications of this new generation of designer polymers with customized properties. The book assembles and covers, in a unified way, the state-of-the-art developments of this less explored type... more...

  • Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Compositesby Victor Giurgiutiu

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 140.00

    Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composite Structures offers a comprehensive review of established and promising technologies under development in the emerging area of structural health monitoring (SHM) of aerospace composite structures. Beginning with a description of the different types of composite damage, which differ fundamentally... more...

  • Fundamental Spacecraft Dynamics and Controlby Weiduo Hu

    Wiley 2015; US$ 160.00

    An extensive text reference includes around an asteroid ? a new and important topic ? Covers the most updated contents in spacecraft dynamics and control, both in theory and application ? Introduces the application to motion around asteroids ? a new and important topic ? Written by a very experienced researcher in this area more...