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The Wright Brothers: Wright Brothers

by David McCullough

#1 New York Times bestseller

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville...


Small Unmanned Aircraft: Theory and Practice

by Randal W. Beard & Timothy W. McLain

Autonomous unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are critical to current and future military, civil, and commercial operations. Despite their importance, no previous textbook has accessibly introduced UAVs to students...


Burt Rutan's Race to Space: The Magician of Mojave and His Flying Innovations

by Dan Linehan

Years ago, Burt Rutan told a reporter for Popular Mechanics, “If we make a courageous decision like the goal and program we kicked off for Apollo in 1961, we will see our children or grandchildren in outposts...


Make: Rockets: Down-To-Earth Rocket Science

by Mike Westerfield

This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience.

Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks...


Rotating Flow

by Peter R N Childs

Rotating flow is critically important across a wide range of scientific, engineering and product applications, providing design and modeling capability for diverse products such as jet engines, pumps and vacuum...


Space Shuttle 1981-2011: Stories from 30 Years of Exploration

by Sally Ride, Greg Freiherr & T.A. Heppenheimer

Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the...


Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors

by Victor Giurgiutiu

Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors, 2nd Edition provides an authoritative theoretical and experimental guide to this fast-paced, interdisciplinary area with exciting applications...


AIRPORT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT 6/E

by Seth Young & Alexander T. Wells

The definitive, up-to-date guide to airport planning and management

Fully revised, updated, and reorganized to reflect the latest advances in the aviation industry, Airport Planning and Management, Sixth Edition...


Doppler Radar & Weather Observations

by Richard J. Doviak & Dusan S. Zrnic

This book reviews the principles of Doppler radar and emphasizes the quantitative measurement of meteorological parameters. It illustrates the relation of Doppler radar data and images to atmospherix phenomena...


Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age

by David A. Clary

More famous in his day than Einstein or Edison, the troubled, solitary genius Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945) was the American father of rocketry and space flight, launching the world's first liquid-fuel rockets...


Commercial Airplane Design Principles

by Pasquale M Sforza

Commercial Airplane Design Principles is a succinct, focused text covering all the information required at the preliminary stage of aircraft design:  initial sizing and weight estimation, fuselage design, engine...


X-15: The World's Fastest Rocket Plane and the Pilots Who Ushered in the Space Age

by John Anderson & Richard Passman

In X-15, the exciting story of the X-15-the iconic rocket plane of the Cold War space race-is recounted by John Anderson, curator of aerodynamics at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This experimental...


Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Models: Identification

by Sondipon Adhikari

Since Lord Rayleigh introduced the idea of viscous damping in his classic work "The Theory of Sound" in 1877, it has become standard practice to use this approach in dynamics, covering a wide range of applications...


Principles of Aeroelasticity

by Raymond L. Bisplinghoff & Holt Ashley

Summary and general methods of constructing static and dynamic equations, dealing with the laws of mechanics for heated elastic solids, forms of aerodynamic operators, structural operators, much more. 1962 edition....


Theoretical Aerodynamics

by L. M. Milne-Thomson

An excellent introduction to inviscid airflow using potential theory, this book is a classic in its field. Complete reprint of the revised 1966 edition, which brings the subject up to date.


Principles of Aeroelasticity

by Raymond L. Bisplinghoff & Holt Ashley

Geared toward professional engineers, this volume will be helpful for students, too. Topics include methods of constructing static and dynamic equations, heated elastic solids, forms of aerodynamic operators,...


Rotary-Wing Aerodynamics

by W. Z. Stepniewski

Clear, concise text covers aerodynamic phenomena of the rotor and offers guidelines for helicopter performance evaluation. Originally prepared for NASA. Prefaces. New Indexes. 10 black-and-white photos. 537...


An Introduction to Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics

by Jack Moran

Concise text discusses properties of wings and airfoils in incompressible and primarily inviscid flow, viscid flows, panel methods, finite difference methods, and computation of transonic flows past thin airfoils....


Elements of Gas Dynamics

by H. W. Liepmann & A. Roshko

First-rate text covers thermodynamics, one-dimensional gas dynamics and one-dimensional wave motion, waves in supersonic flow, flow in ducts and wind tunnels, methods of measurement, the equations of frictionless...


Rockets

by Robert Goddard

Two of the most significant publications in the history of rocketry and jet propulsion: "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes" (1919) and "Liquid Propellant Rocket Development" (1936). 96 black-and-white illustrations....