Accession Number : ADA018547

Title :   Aircraft Flight Performance Methods.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 74-Jul 75,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Linn Earl ; Koch,Philip G.

Report Date : JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 285

Abstract : This report addresses the problems associated with the derivation of aircraft performance characteristics. The emphasis is on segments which are a part of a mission profile. In particular, the following areas are studied: takeoff, climb, cruise, descent and glide, turning, and landing. The generalized approach to performance estimates is first presented. Next, appropriate solutions are derived. Last, sensitivity relationships are developed. The relationships determine changes in the performance characteristics as a result of an aircraft configuration change. This permits rapid evaluation of the performance variations for any segment of a mission profile. author)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft, *Aerodynamic characteristics, *Flight, Mission profiles, Takeoff, Landing, Climbing, Descent, Level flight, Gliding, Turning flight, Endurance(General), Acceleration, Aerodynamic configurations

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE