- Schedule of Classes - June 20, 2021 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - June 20, 2021 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.
Introduction to stability and control of atmospheric-flight vehicles. The dynamics governing the motion of aircrafts are explored through a series of case studies, each focusing on different flight stages or configurations. Review of aerodynamic forces and methods for analysis of linear systems. Static stability and control. Small disturbance equations of unsteady motion. Dynamic stability of longitudinal and lateral-directional motions; transient response. Simulation of large motions of aircrafts.
When Offered Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MAE 3050, MAE 3230. Corequisite: MAE 3260 or permission of instructor.
- Students will understand the nature of aerodynamic forces and moments (aerodynamic stability derivatives) in determining the motions of a flight vehicle.
- Understand the various terms in the equations of motion and the simplifications arising from assumptions of small disturbances from equilibrium flight and from the bi-lateral symmetry of most aircraft.
- Be able to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems in aircraft flight dynamics.
- Understand the principal constraints imposed on aircraft design by stability and controllability requirements.
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