Printer Friendly

RDS-student: Software for Aircraft Design, Sizing, and Performance. (CD-ROM included).


RDS-student; software for aircraft design, sizing, and performance. (CD-ROM included)

Raymer, Daniel R.

Am. Inst. of Aero. & Astro.


72 pages



AIAA education series


This instructional aid and complement to Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, fourth edition, by the same author supports a design and analysis computer program for new and derivative aircraft. The text explains RDS in an overview and provides operation notes for program start, using RDS with Windows, startup problems, file names, data and menu interaction, number entry, units, graph and graph editing, viewing text files, the DOS shell, RDS limitations and the simplifications of "RDS-EX." It then describes the new Design Layout Module (CAD), including operations, component geography and axis system, and main menu. It also describes the modules for functional analysis, aircraft data files, capabilities analysis, sizing and mission analysis, performance analysis and cost analysis. The accompanying CD-ROM automates calculations and frees students to better experience the process and flow of aircraft design.

([c]20062005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)
COPYRIGHT 2006 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:SciTech Book News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 1, 2006
Previous Article:Understanding UMTS Radio Network Modelling, Planning and Automated Optimisation: Theory and Practice.
Next Article:Video Conferencing Over IP: Configure, Secure, and Troubleshoot.

Related Articles
One-On-One Tutoring by Humans and Computers.
The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing, 4th ed. (CD-ROM included).
Research for effective social work practice. (ethics primer and CD-ROM included).
Real-Time Embedded Components and Systems. (CD-ROM included).
Global executive leadership inventory; facilitator's guide. (CD-ROM included).
In-situ liquid storage capacity measurement of subsurface wastewater absorption system products; Performance of aerobic treatment units: monitoring...
Implementing design for Six Sigma; a leader's guide--getting the most from your product development process. (CD-ROM included).
Tactical missile design, 2d ed. (CD-ROM included).
Introducing 3ds max 2008. (CD-ROM included).

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters