AE 551: Dynamics of Flight II (4)

General equations of motion of rigid airplanes and reduction to perturbed state flight situations. Perturbed state forces and moments. Stability derivatives. Dynamic stability, phugoid, short period, dutch roll, roll, spiral, and other important modes. Transfer functions and their application. Relationships with handling quality requirements. Fundamentals of classical control theory and applications to automatic flight controls. Implications to airplane design. Prerequisite: AE 550 and a course in differential equations (MATH 250 or MATH 320). LEC
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