Fiche bibliographique n° 317

Titre Sailplane Design
Sous-titre A Guide for Students and Designers, From Drafting to First Flight
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Auteur PAJNO, Vittorio
Année de publication 2006
Langue anglais
ÉditeurMacchione Editore
Via Monti, 8
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Format21 x 30 cm
Nombre de pages 466
Sommaire * Chapter 1 - Glider design and drafting
Shows how to organize the place where design the glider but provide also, in scale 1:1, drawings of parts and details to be used during the glider drafting. Safety features, ergonomics, and more are shown as well as the list of drawing an calculations to be made. In this way the readers start to know what they are going to face and they can make plans in terms of time and money to be spent.
* Chapter 2 - Materials and their properties
Deals with materials and the allowed stresses mainly. Sandwich construction, glues, paints, composite materials and many other items are treated to avoid waste of time in searching for info. Information given in this Chapter are of paramount importance.
* Chapter 3 - Flight mechanics
Has been conceived in order to give to the reader more than the usual basic widespread ideas about flight mechanics. Climbing performance estimates methods and especially the quick and slow oscillations and the phugoid have been shown explaining what is the practical meaning of the formulae with examples made in the same chapter related to the design work.
* Chapter 4 - *Glider aerodynamics
Deals with aerodynamics. The practical side interesting the designer is predominant. Polar calculations with the explanation of the actual state of the art and of some theoretical details to be used in the next chapter are shown as well as particular features such as the V tail or the flying wing.
* Chapter 5 - Glider stability. The physical meaning
Is intended as an introduction to Chapter 6. Before introducing the reader in the mathematics of the stability equations it is in my opinion that it is better to pass trough the physical meaning of the glider stability. In this way the reader understands better the formulae and at the some time the influence of the terms composing them on the stability calculation results.
* In Chapter 6 - Glider stability calculation
The stability calculations are shown in detail, supported by Calculation Examples. In the same chapter, aileron dimensioning and effectiveness calculations together with forces per “g” and their meaning, i.e. handling qualities, wing and tail settings, complete the panorama.
* Chapter 7 - Glider dynamic stability calculation
Is a “concentration” of the dynamic stability theory implemented by a practical example of calculation showing mainly “how” to introduce in the equation the terms so every designer can make his own calculations.
* Chapter 8 - Airworthiness requirements
Is the hearth of the design, i.e. the CS 22 rules. Rules are born long time ago but their development must be shown to the reader to give him a panoramic idea of what has been done and of the actual rules that must be enforced by the designer.
* Chapter 9 - Structural loads
Show how to calculate wing, fuselage and empennages air loads. The glider dimensioning in all the main parts is shown. No structural stress analysis is done but the important point is to show how to find out the air loads on the structure in order to check them. Of course in the Calculation Examples the reader is brought step by step trough the procedures to follow to determine them.
* Chapter 10 - Aeroelastic vibrations
Deals with flutter. I wrote two times this chapter because more than providing formulae that can give the illusion to the reader to have reached results I passed trough the results of an experience, the SB 14 glider flutter calculations, leading to sure and illuminating results. Ground vibration tests, FEA models and other details have been treated in order to show to the reader what to do and how to proceed in this very delicate matter.
* Chapter 11 - Static tests
Is dedicated to the static tests looking at them from two point of view: the amateurial and the industrial. Dynamic test, certification tests and many other details are shown with the scope to make aware the reader of the importance of this part of the project.
* In Chapter 12 - Flight tests
I have collected all my experience in this field and shown the available literature. Useless to say flight tests are of paramount importance and I have explained in all the details how to organize them also from the point of view of the glider certification
* Chapter 13 - The glider type certification
Goes into the certification details showing what is required and how to proceed in Europe. With the due variations, I believe that USA certification will follow the same main path.
* The appendix
Is divided in four sections dealing with instruments, flight manual, maintenance manual and, the last one is of particular and actual importance: the winglets. The latter have been treated in 2005 at the SAS in Milano by Prof Maughmer. This part of the book Appendix has been entirely made and written by him as well as the photos shown.
* Calculation Examples
Provide the backbone of the book showing “how to do it”, which in my opinion is the essence of the engineering.
* Conclusion
Résumé Ouvrage très technique sur la conception, la construction et les tests sur les planeurs modernes.
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Deuxième édition en 2010.

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