AIRSHIP TECHNOLOGY. Second Edition.
This comprehensive guide (second edition) 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 airships. 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) 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 new edition introduces nine new chapters and includes significant revisions and updates to five of the original chapters.
A comprehensive technical guide for those interested in studying, designing, building, flying and operating airships.
The second edition introduces nine new chapters and includes significant revisions and updates to five of the original chapters.
Table of Contents
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.