Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics

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AIAA, 2003 - Aerodynamics - 634 pages
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Contents

A Review of Basic Aerodynamics
1
12 The Standard Atmosphere
13
13 Airfoil Fundamentals
15
14 Finite Wings
42
15 Aircraft Aerodynamics
47
16 Historical SnapshotThe AC130H Drag Reduction Effort
53
References
55
Problems
56
66 Historical Snapshot The X38 Parafoil Cavity Investigation
291
References
296
Aircraft Dynamic Stability
303
72 Root Representation Using the Complex Plane
316
73 Transforming the Linearized EOM to the Laplace Domain
321
74 Dynamic Stability Guidelines
356
75 CooperHarper Ratings
371
76 Experimental Determination of SecondOrder Parameters
372

A Review of Basic Propulsion
59
22 Propulsion System Characteristics
64
23 Historical SnapshotAircraft Performance Modeling and the Learjet Model 35
76
Reference
78
Aircraft Performance
79
32 Equations of Motion for Straight Level and Unaccelerated Flight
85
33 Thrust and Power Curves
87
34 Takeoff and Landing Performance
91
35 Gliding Flight
102
36 Climbs
108
37 Endurance
110
38 Range
116
39 Turn Performance and Vn Diagrams
127
310 Historical Snapshot
135
References
140
Aircraft Equations of Motion
145
42 Coordinate Transformations
147
43 Aircraft Force Equations
153
44 Moment Equations
155
45 Longitudinal and LateralDirectional Equations of Motion
164
47 Historical SnapshotGenesis 2000 Flight Simulator
169
Reference
170
Aircraft Static Stability
173
52 Stability Control Power and CrossControl Derivatives and Control Deflection Sign Convention
174
53 Longitudinal Applied Forces and Moments
177
54 Longitudinal Static Stability
191
55 LateralDirectional Applied Forces and Moments
202
56 LateralDirectional Static Stability
215
57 Summary of SteadyState Force and Moment Derivatives
229
58 Historical SnapshotThe X38 MidRudder Investigation
230
References
233
Linearizing the Equations of Motion
239
62 Developing the Linearized Aircraft Equations of Motion
241
63 FirstOrder Approximation of Applied Aero Forces and Moments
244
64 FirstOrder Approximation of Perturbed Thrust Forces and Moments
279
65 Recasting the Equations of Motion in Acceleration Format
285
77 Historical SnapshotThe A10A Prototype Flight Evaluation
377
References
380
Classical Feedback Control
389
82 ClosedLoop Systems
392
83 ClosedLoop Analysis of a SecondOrder System
394
84 ClosedLoop Transfer Functions
399
85 Time Response Characteristics
403
86 Root Locus Analysis
405
87 Historical SnapshotThe C1 Autopilot
427
Problems
428
9 Aircraft Stability and Control Augmentation
433
92 OuterLoop AutopilotNavigation Control
444
93 Compensation Filters
451
94 Combined Systems
457
95 Historical SnapshotThe A7D DIGITAC Digital Multimode Flight Control System Program
463
References
469
Special Topics
473
102 Frequency Response
492
103 Digital Control
544
104 Advanced Control Algorithms
549
105 Reversible and Irreversible Flight Control Systems
551
106 Spins
554
107 Historical SnapshotThe F16 FlybyWire System
558
Problems
567
Conversions
571
Properties of the US Standard Atmosphere
573
Airfoil Data
577
T38 Performance Data
589
Selected Laplace Transforms
603
Cramers Rule
605
Development of Longitudinal and LateralDirectional Transfer Functions
609
Stability Characteristics of Selected Aircraft
613
Bibliography
623
Index
625
TEXTS PUBLISHED IN THE AIAA EDUCATION SERIES
631
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