An introduction to the complete process of airplane design.
Market Survey and Mission SpecificationPreliminary Weight EstimationFuselage DesignEngine SelectionWing DesignTail DesignLanding Gear DesignRefined Weight and Balance EstimateDrag EstimationAircraft PerformanceAircraft Pricing and Economics Appendix A: Airfoil Characteristics Appendix B: Atmospheric Properties Appendix C: Airfoil and Wing Theory and Analysis Appendix D: Critical Mach Number Curves Appendix E: Units and Conversion Factors Appendix F: General Database for Commercial Aircraft
Pasquale M. Sforza received his PhD from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1965. He has taught courses related to commercial airplane design at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and the University of Florida. His research interests include propulsion, gas dynamics, and air and space vehicle design. Dr. Sforza has also acted as Co-Editor of the Journal of Directed Energy and Book Review Editor for the AIAA Journal. His previous books include Theory of Aerospace Propulsion (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2011).