Aircraft Design Information Sources

by W. H. Mason

Assembled for use in Aerospace Engineering Design Education at Virginia Tech.

Last update March 15, 2019.

Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Please give credit to the VPI Aircraft Design Program and the NASA/USRA Advanced Design Program when this document is used.

Table of Contents

A. Aircraft Design Bibliographies

B. Control Power Requirements Bibliographies

C. A Summary of the X Series Aircraft

D. Key Aircraft Museums, with some Photo Collections, including Airshows

E. Software

F. Airplane Aerodynamic Data

G. Electronic Data Sources

H. Educational Projects for Students Pages


This compilation was originally supported by the NASA/USRA Advanced Design Program and the NASA/Navy Control Power Requirements Study. The material has been collected from several different sources. These include a bibliography of supersonic aerodynamic design prepared at Grumman, a control power bibliography for the Navy/NASA control power study group and the 1993 Aircraft Design Short Course given to the Naval Air Warfare Center, Warminster, PA. Nathan Kirschbaum and Alex Benoliel reviewed it and suggested additions. Fred Lutze and Wayne Durham contributed to the control power section.

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