Flight Dynamics and Control of Aero and Space Vehicles
“Flight Vehicle Dynamics and Control is a comprehensive textbook which presents
aircraft and spacecraft dynamics and control in one unified treatment. It covers
thefundamental topics in the dynamics and control of various flight vehicles,
including wing, rotary wing atmospheric vehicles, as well as space vehicles including
spacecraft, missiles and launch vehicles.
The subject of this book is an important and integral part of any
quality aerospace education curriculum. With the affinity and bias I have for this subject,
I even go to the extent of saying that this discipline is an essential part of aerospace
Each chapter starts with an overview of its highlights and then ends with a chapter
summary, underscoring the utility of that chapter’s contents in the overall scheme of
things.The body of the chapter is illustrated with a generous number of solved examples
and the exercises at the end of each chapter would help the student evaluate his/her
progress in understanding the material within that chapter. References relevant to that
chapter are provided at the the end of that chapter.
Thus this book is intended to serve as a single textbook for the undergraduate to cover
entire the flight dynamics and control course sequence at OSU, covering the needed
material in both the aeronautical as well as space vehicles in a single volume for each of
the coursesmentioned above. It is believed that this feature is indeed the strength of this
book that would serve the undergraduate education in a standard aerospace engineering
department at any university.