Accession Number : ADA319975

Title :   Volume II. Flying Qualities Phase. Chapter 4: Equations of Motion.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA319975

Report Date : OCT 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The performance of an aircraft can adequately be described by assuming the aircraft is a point mass concentrated at the aircraft's center of gravity (cg). The flying qualities of an aircraft, on the other hand, cannot be described in such a simple manner. The flying qualities of an aircraft must, instead, be described analytically as motions of the aircraft's cg as well as motions of the airframe about the cg, both of which are caused by aerodynamic, thrust and other forces and moments. In addition, the aircraft must be considered a three dimensional body and not a point mass. The applied forces and moments on the aircraft and the resulting response of the aircraft are traditionally described by a set of equations known as the aircraft equations of motion. This chapter presents the form of the aircraft equations of motion used in the Flying Qualities phase of the USAF Test Pilot School curriculum.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *EQUATIONS OF MOTION, PITCH(MOTION), AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MOMENTS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, AERODYNAMIC FORCES, APPLIED MATHEMATICS, ROTATION, MOMENTUM.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE