Accession Number : AD0769411

Title :   Prediction of Airplane Steady Spin Conditions by a Parameter Optimization Scheme.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Keith,Stephen Thomas

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : To aid in the modeling of a steady state spin, the equations of motion of an airplane are formulated in a cylindrical coordinate reference frame. The derivation of the equations is presented and the resulting equations are simplified for the equilibrium spin condition. These simplified equations are used in an unconstrained computer parameter optimization technique that algebraically solves the differential equations for the equilibrium state. The results of the computer work are presented and compared with previous prediction schemes. The potential of the method is demonstrated by application to a study of the effects of density variation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Spinning(Motion), Mathematical prediction), (*Jet fighters, Aerodynamic characteristics), Aerodynamic forces, Equations of motion, Computerized simulation, Algorithms, Optimization, Theses

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE