Accession Number : ADB072483

Title :   USAF (United States Air Force) Stability and Control DATCOM (Data Compendium)

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 1975-Sep 1977

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Finck, R. D.

PDF Url : ADB072483

Report Date : APR 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 3134

Abstract : This report is a collection, correlation, codification, and recording of best knowledge, opinion, and judgment in the area of aerodynamic stability and control prediction methods. It presents substantiated techniques for use (1) early in the design or concept study phase, (2) to evaluate changes resulting from proposed engineering fixes, and (3) as a training on cross-training aid. It bridges the gap between theory and practice by including a combination of pertinent discussion and proven practical methods. For any given configuration and flight condition, a complete set of stability and control derivatives can be determined without resort to outside information. A spectrum of methods is presented, ranging from very simple and easily applied techniques to quite accurate and thorough procedures. Comparatively simple methods are presented in complete form, while the more complex methods are often handled by reference to separate treatments. Tables which compare calculated results with test data provide indications of method accuracy. Extensive references to related material are also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE RESEARCH, *HANDBOOKS, *AERODYNAMICS, *AERODYNAMIC CONTROL SURFACES, STABILITY, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, DYNAMICS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, AERODYNAMIC FORCES, SIDESLIP, WINGS, FLIGHT PATHS, WING BODY CONFIGURATIONS.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE