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Some useful conceptual aspects in flight mechanics

Ananthasayanam, MR (2004) Some useful conceptual aspects in flight mechanics. In: 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 5 - 8 January 2004, Reno, Nevada, pp. 4884-4894.

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The author has observed while teaching that at times it takes many years in order to pick up the basic concepts in a subject whereas they could have been taught very early and easily. For those learning the subject for the first time the style and the language of the teaching in general appears more formal rather than informal. Such an approach is not conducive to convey with ease the behind the scene arguments that has gone on in the evolution of the subject. There are in general many broad conceptual frameworks to facilitate a strong understanding of any subject and in particular Flight Mechanics is no exception. This feature is illustrated in the present paper with examples from the various topics that are generally covered in his treatment of Flight Mechanics.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Additional Information: the copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13034

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