This first volume of Computational Modelling of Aircraft and the Environment provides a comprehensive guide to the derivation of computational models from basic physical & mathematical principles, giving the reader sufficient information to be able to represent the basic architecture of the synthetic environment. Highly relevant to practitioners, it takes into account the multi-disciplinary nature of the aerospace environment and the integrated nature of the models needed to represent it. Coupled with the forthcoming Volume 2: Aircraft Models and Flight Dynamics it represents a complete reference to the modelling and simulation of aircraft and the environment.
All major examples within the book are implemented using MATLAB, and more high level, detailed mathematics is contained within the appendices in order to render the main body of the material digestible as an introductory level text. The author has drawn from his experience both as a modelling and simulation specialist with BAE Systems along with his more recent academic career to create a resource that will appeal to and benefit senior/ graduate students and industry practitioners alike.