Flight Dynamics and Control of Aero and Space Vehicles

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 25, 2020 - Technology & Engineering - 560 pages

Flight Vehicle Dynamics and Control

Rama K. Yedavalli, The Ohio State University, USA

A comprehensive textbook which presents flight vehicle dynamics and control in a unified framework

Flight Vehicle Dynamics and Control presents the dynamics and control of various flight vehicles, including aircraft, spacecraft, helicopter, missiles, etc, in a unified framework. It covers the fundamental topics in the dynamics and control of these flight vehicles, highlighting shared points as well as differences in dynamics and control issues, making use of the ‘systems level’ viewpoint.

The book begins with the derivation of the equations of motion for a general rigid body and then delineates the differences between the dynamics of various flight vehicles in a fundamental way. It then focuses on the dynamic equations with application to these various flight vehicles, concentrating more on aircraft and spacecraft cases. Then the control systems analysis and design is carried out both from transfer function, classical control, as well as modern, state space control points of view. Illustrative examples of application to atmospheric and space vehicles are presented, emphasizing the ‘systems level’ viewpoint of control design.

Key features:

  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of dynamics and control of various flight vehicles in a single volume.
  • Contains worked out examples (including MATLAB examples) and end of chapter homework problems.
  • Suitable as a single textbook for a sequence of undergraduate courses on flight vehicle dynamics and control.
  • Accompanied by a website that includes additional problems and a solutions manual.

The book is essential reading for undergraduate students in mechanical and aerospace engineering, engineers working on flight vehicle control, and researchers from other engineering backgrounds working on related topics.

 

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Contents

10
10
Basic Nonlinear Equations of Motion in Three Dimensional
23
Aircraft Static Stability and Control
77
1
84
9
111
Aircraft Dynamic Stability and Control via Linearized Models
117
Spacecraft Passive Stabilization and Control
143
6 Exercises
152
Roadmap to Part III
284
Dynamic Response of Linear State Space Systems Including
307
Stability of Dynamic Systems with State Space Representation with
323
Controllability Stabilizability Observability
349
5
350
Pole Eigenvalue
369
MIMO Case
375
Bibliography
381

2
162
Roadmap to Part II
166
1
171
Time Response of Systems
177
Block Diagram Representation of Control Systems
187
5
203
Root Locus Technique for Control Systems Analysis
213
Refining the Sketch
219
Using MATLAB to Draw the Root Locus
225
5
228
Frequency Response Analysis and Design
231
Examples on Frequency Response
238
Steady State Errors
244
Applications of Classical Control Methods to Aircraft Control
251
Application of Classical Control Methods to Spacecraft
269
The Optimum Gain Matrix
387
Method to Evaluate a Quadratic Cost Subject to a Linear Stable
393
Dynamic Compensators of Varying
405
Applications to Aircraft Control
413
Applications to Spacecraft
423
1
425
Other Related Flight Vehicles
429
Tutorial on Satellite Control Systems
443
Thrusting Maneuvers
449
Lateral Motion
456
Appendices
471
Appendix B Brief Review of Laplace Transform Theory
479
A Brief Review of Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra
487
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Rama K. Yedavalli is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State University. His research interests include systems level robust stability analysis and control design for uncertain dynamical systems with applications to mechanical and aerospace systems. He also works on robust control, distributed control, adaptive control, hybrid systems control and control of time delay systems with applications to mechanical and aerospace systems.

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