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1. Introduction Gabriel Alexander Khoury; 2. Basic principles Edwin Mowforth; 3. Aerodynamics Ian Cheeseman; 4. Stability and control Michael V. Cook; 5. Propulsion Ian Cheeseman; 6. Materials S. Islam and Peter Bradley; 7. Structures Charles Luffman; 8. Aerostatics John Craig; 9. Weight estimates and control John Craig; 10. Systems Norman Mayer; 11. Mooring Denis Howe; 12. Ground handling G. Camplin; 13. Meteorology Martin Harris; 14. Piloting David Burns; 15. Performance Robert Hunt; 16. Improvements Edwin Mowforth; 17. Design synthesis B. G. Wilson; 18. Roles and economic considerations Reginald Hillsdon; 19. Unconventional designs Gabriel Alexander Khoury; 20. Solar power Gabriel Alexander Khoury; 21. Zeppelin NT design B. Straeter; 22. Unmanned airships L. Eversfield; 23. Hot-air airships Karl Ludwig Busemeyer; 24. Human powered airships R. Knotts; 25. Heavy lift airships Gabriel Alexander Khoury, Edwin Mowforth and I. Shaefer; 26. Aerodynamic aspects of hybrid air vehicles Ken Nipress.

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Comprehensive guide to modern airship design and operation, written by world experts, and the only up-to-date book on airship technology.

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Gabriel Alexander Khoury is a Professor of Engineering at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London and Padua University, Italy. His interests include airships in general and solar powered airships in particular, for which he first published the proof in 1978. He was elected Member of the Technical Committee of The Airship Association in 1979, Council Member in 1990 and Vice Chairman in 2011. Khoury has organised several international conferences of The Airship Association in Bedford, Cambridge, Friedrichshafen and most recently, Paris. For his contributions to airships, Khoury was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is also a chartered engineer, a Euro engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, a Member of the Nuclear Institute, a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and Director of Fire Safety Design and Chief Executive of London Greenways.


'Airship Technology offers a remarkable quantity and quality. For any student or practising engineer in the airship business this constitutes very worthwhile reading as a welcome modern addition to the field.' Martyn Pressnell, Aerospace

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