This comprehensive guide to modern airship design and operation, written by world experts, is the only up-to-date book on airship technology intended as a technical guide to those interested in studying, designing, building, flying, and operating airship. In addition to basic airship principles, the book covers conventional and unconventional design in a panoramic and in-depth manner focusing on four themes: (1) basic principles such as aerostatics, aerodynamics, propulsion, materials and structures, stability and control, mooring and ground handling, and piloting and meteorology; (2) different airship types including conventional (manned and unmanned), hot air, solar powered, and hybrid; (3) airship applications including surveillance, tourism, heavy lift, and disaster and humanitarian relief; and (4) airship roles and economic considerations. This second edition introduces nine new chapters and includes significant revisions and updates to five of the original chapters.dominating hull drag, 54 increasing, 32 minimum, 26 as nearly 40 times the form drag, 401 rising with increased wetted surface area, ... 452 gondola for, 172 manual handling, 454 at mooring mast, 152 unit price for, 453 sky transport vehicle, transforming the LEMV into, ... 600 G-SKSJ, on takeoff, 364 Skyship 600 model comparison of CFD calculations aamp; wind tunnel results for 1/75 scale, 55 pilot tests on, anbsp;...
|Author||:||Gabriel Alexander Khoury|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2012-02-13|