AE1301 Flight Dynamics Syllabus

AE1301 FLIGHT DYNAMICS 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
To study the performance of airplanes under various operating conditions and the static and dynamic response of aircraft for both voluntary and involuntary changes in flight conditions

1. DRAG ON THE AIRPLANE 7
International Standard Atmosphere - Forces and moments acting on a flight vehicle - Equation of motion of a rigid flight vehicle - Different types of drag - Drag polars of vehicles from low speed to
high speeds - Variation of thrust, power and SFC with velocity and altitudes for air breathing engines and rockets - Power available and power required curves.


2. AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE 10
Performance of airplane in level flight - Maximum speed in level flight - Conditions for minimum drag and power required - Range and endurance - Climbing and gliding flight (Maximum rate of climb and steepest angle of climb, minimum rate of sink and shallowest angle of glide) -Turning performance (Turning rate turn radius). Bank angle and load factor - Limitations of pull up and push over - V-n diagram and load factor.


3. STATIC LONGITUDINAL STABILITY 10
Degree of freedom of rigid bodies in space - Static and dynamic stability - Purpose of controls in airplanes -Inherently stable and marginal stable airplanes – Static, Longitudinal stability - Stick fixed stability - Basic equilibrium equation - Stability criterion - Effects of fuselage and nacelle - Influence of CG location - Power effects - Stick fixed neutral point - Stick free stability-Hinge moment coefficient - Stick free neutral points-Symmetric maneuvers - Stick force gradients - Stick _ force per 'g' - Aerodynamic balancing. Determination of neutral points and maneuver points from flight test.

4. LATERAL AND DIRECTIONAL STABILITY 8
Dihedral effect - Lateral control - Coupling between rolling and yawing moments - Adverse yaw effects - Aileron reversal - Static directional stability - Weather cocking effect - Rudder requirements - One engine inoperative condition - Rudder lock.

5. DYNAMIC STABILITY 10
Dynamic longitudinal stability: Equations of motion - Stability derivatives - Characteristic equation of stick fixed case - Modes and stability criterion - Effect of freeing-the stick - Brief description of lateral and directional. Dynamic stability - Spiral, divergence, Dutch roll, auto rotation and spin.

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOK
1. Perkins, C.D., and Hage, R.E., “Airplane Performance stability and Control”, John Wiley & Son:, Inc, New York, 1988.

REFERENCES
1. Etkin, B., “Dynamics of Flight Stability and Control”, Edn. 2, John Wiley, New York, 1982.
2. Babister, A.W., “Aircraft Dynamic Stability and Re¬sponse”, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1980.
3. Dommasch, D.O., Shelby, S.S., and Connolly, T.F., “Aeroplane Aero dynamics”, Third Edition, Issac Pitman, London, 1981.
4. Nelson, R.C. “Flight Stability and Automatic Control”, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1998.
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