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Best Books and Study Material for GATE 2019 AE (Aeronautical Engineering) Paper

GATE Books for Aeronautical Engineering (AE)

An essential part of GATE exam preparation is to study from the best GATE books. Given here are the most important books for preparing for GATE exam. The books are listed topic wise specifically for GATE AE paper. GATE books for Aerospace engineering are given here for your reference. The books have been listed according to topic and sub topic that are to be read from them. Know the GATE AE books for preparation.

Complete List of Important Books for GATE 2019 AE – GATE Study Material for Aeronautical Engineering.

Topic Sub Topics Book
LINEAR ALGEBRA Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigen values and eigen vectors. Higher Engineering Mathematics by B.S.Grewal
CALCULUS Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorems, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, total derivative, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green. Intermediate Mathematics by B.V. Sastry and K. Venkateswarlu (S.Chand publications).
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: First order linear and nonlinear equations, higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients, Cauchy and Euler equations, initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods. Advanced Engineering Mathematics – Grewal
NUMERICAL METHODS Numerical solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, integration by trapezoidal and Simpson rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations. Introductory methods of numerical analysis by SS Sastry
ATMOSPHERE Properties, standard atmosphere, Classification of aircraft, Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts
AIRPLANE PERFORMANCE Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; take off and landing; steady climb & descent,- absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds. Aircraft performance and Design by John D.Anderson
STATIC STABILITY Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and size; directional stability, vertical tail position and size; dihedral stability. Wing dihedral, sweep & position; hinge moments, stick forces. Introduction to Aircraft Stability and Control By David A. Caughey – Download PDF by Cornell University
DYNAMIC STABILITY Euler angles; Equations of motion; aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives; decoupling of longitudinal and lat-directional dynamics; longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes. Introduction to Aircraft Stability and Control By David A. Caughey
Central force motion, determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases. Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane. Elements of rocket motor performance. Rocket Propulsion and space Dynamics by J. W. Cornelisse, H. F. R. Schöyer, K. F. Wakker.
Basic Fluid Mechanics Incompressible irrotational flow, Helmholtz and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows, boundary layer on a flat plate. Introduction to flight by Anderson.
AIRFOILS AND WINGS Classification of airfoils, aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift generation; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag; qualitative treatment of low aspect ratio wings. Introduction to flight by Anderson.
VISCOUS FLOWS Flow separation, introduction to turbulence, transition, structure of a turbulent boundary layer. Viscous flow by F M white
COMPRESSIBLE FLOWS Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropic flow, normal shock, oblique shock, Prandtl-Meyer flow, flow in nozzles and diffusers, inviscid flow in a c-d nozzle, flow in diffusers. subsonic and supersonic airfoils, compressibility effects on lift and drag, critical and drag divergence Mach number, wave drag. Modern Compressible flow by Anderson.
WIND TUNNEL TESTING Measurement and visualisation techniques.
STRESS AND STRAIN Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law, strain-displacement relationship, compatibility equations, plane stress and strain, Airy’s stress function. Analysis of Aircraft Structures: An Introduction By Donaldson
FLIGHT VEHICLE STRUCTURES Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending and flexural shear. Flexural shear flow in thin-walled sections. Buckling. Failure theories. Loads on aircraft. Aircraft structures for engineering students – T.H.G. Megson.
STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS Free and forced vibration of discrete systems. Damping and resonance. Dynamics of continuous systems. Theory of vibration By Meirovitch.
Thermodynamics of Aircraft Gas Turbine engines, thrust and thrust augmentation. Aircraft Propulsion by Saeed Farokhi.
TURBOMACHINERY Axial compressors and turbines, centrifugal pumps and compressors.
AEROTHERMODYNAMICS OF NON ROTATING PROPULSION COMPONENTS Intakes, combustor and nozzle. Thermodynamics of ramjets and scramjets.
Elements of rocket propulsion.
Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion -Hill and Peterson.

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