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Lecture 1 - MAE 154S Damian Toohey Fall 2010 Flight...

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Unformatted text preview: MAE 154S Damian Toohey Fall 2010 Flight Mechanics, Stability and Control of Aircraft B-2 Spirit - Image Courtesy of USAF 1 D.Toohey Course Information • Instructor: – Damian Toohey – The Aerospace Corporation – Guidance Analysis Department – E-mail: [email protected] • Teaching Assistant: – Bryce Eilenberg – E-mail: [email protected] • Office: – EIV, 46-128? – Office Hours: TBD (either before or after class) – Other times by arrangement • Texts: – Required: McCormick, B.W.,Aerodynamics, Aeronautics and Flight Mechanics, 2 nd edition, Wiley & Sons, 1995 – Optional: Perkins, C.D. and Hage, R.E., Airplane Performance, Stability and Control, Wiley & Sons, 1949 • Grading (Tentative Plan): – Homework 20% – Midterm 30% – Final 50% P-38 Lightning - Image Courtesy of USAF Course Objectives The goals of this course are to…. • Develop an understanding of aircraft flight mechanics. – How do aircraft fly? • Examine how different aircraft designs impact performance, stability and control. – What determines how an aircraft is shaped, and why are designs so varied? • Introduce aircraft guidance and control concepts. • Demonstrate how aircraft dynamics can be modeled in a simulation to test automatic control concepts. D.Toohey 3 Course Outline • Part 1: Aircraft Basics – Lecture 1 - Brief History of Flight – Lecture 2 - Lift – Lecture 3 - Drag – Lecture 4 - Thrust (piston engine, jet aircraft) • • Part 2: Aircraft Performance – Lecture 5 - Performance Intro – Lecture 6 - Climbing – Lecture 7 – Cruise – Lecture 8 - Takeoff and landing – Lecture 9 – Maneuvering • Part 3: Aircraft Stability and Control – Lecture 10 - Static Stability – Lecture 11 – Stability Derivatives – Lecture 12 - Longitudinal Motion – Lecture 13 - Lateral-Directional Motion – Lecture 14 - Flying Qualities – Lecture 15 – Unique Aircraft • Part 4: Aircraft GN&C – Lecture 16 - Aircraft Simulation – Lecture 17 - Automatic Control & GN&C Strategies Centurion - Image Courtesy of NASA 4 D.Toohey Part 1-Aircraft Basics • Lecture 1 - Brief History of Flight • Lecture 2 - Lift • Lecture 3 - Drag • Lecture 4 – Thrust • D.Toohey 5 Velocity Weight Lift Drag Thrust Part 2 – Aircraft Performance • Lecture 5 - Performance Intro • Lecture 6 - Climbing • Lecture 7 – Cruise • Lecture 8 - Takeoff and landing • Lecture 9 – Maneuvering D.Toohey 6 Part 3 – Stability and Control D.Toohey 7 x, u , X y, v , Y z, w , Z p , L q , M r , N • Lecture 10 - Static Stability...
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Lecture 1 - MAE 154S Damian Toohey Fall 2010 Flight...

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