Accession Number : ADA320205

Title :   Volume 1. Performance Flight Testing. Chapter 13. Equations of Motion I.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA320205

Report Date : NOV 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : With the advent of dynamic performance testing and the use of advanced instrumentation and data reduction techniques, we can no longer make the basic assumptions, such as wings level flight or zero angle of attack, which allowed the use of simplified performance equations. It is now necessary to have a thorough understanding of the equations governing aircraft dynamics in their general form, and how to relate the information obtained from instrumentation through these equations. The objectives of this course are to introduce the coordinate systems used in aircraft dynamics, to derive the coordinate system transformations necessary for relating forces, accelerations and velocities acting on an aircraft, and using these transformations, derive the general velocity and force relations needed for performance data analysis.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *EQUATIONS OF MOTION, *AIRCRAFT, *PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), *AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, VELOCITY, STABILITY, ACCELERATION, WIND, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, COORDINATES, INSTRUMENTATION, COURSES(EDUCATION), INERTIAL NAVIGATION, FLIGHT PATHS, THRUST, TRANSFORMATIONS, DYNAMIC TESTS.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Aircraft
      Theoretical Mathematics
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE