April 15, 2011
Sample Quiz and Exam Questions
D. A. Caughey
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These pages include virtually all Quiz, Midterm, and Final Examination questions I have used in M&AE 5070 over
the years. Note that some of them involve concepts in Control that we ar
Chapter 1
Introduction to Flight Dynamics
Flight dynamics deals principally with the response of aerospace vehicles to perturbations
in their ight environments and to control inputs. In order to understand this response,
it is necessary to characterize th
Chapter 5
Dynamic Stability
These notes provide a brief background for the response of linear systems, with application to the equations of motion for a ight vehicle. The description is meant to provide
the basic background in linear algebra for understan
Dynamics of Flight Vehicles
M&AE 5070
David A. Caughey
Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853-7501
May 2011
Longitudinal Dynamics
Mixed Response
Speed, u/u0
1.5
Speed, u/u
1.5
0
Angle of attack
Pitch
Chapter 6
Control of Aircraft Motions
These notes provide a brief background in modern control theory and its application
to the equations of motion for a ight vehicle. The description is meant to provide the
basic background in linear algebra for underst
Introduction to Aircraft Stability and Control
Course Notes for M&AE 5070
David A. Caughey
Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853-7501
2011
2
Contents
1 Introduction to Flight Dynamics
1
1.1
Introduct
101
5.4. STABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BOEING 747
5.4
5.4.1
Stability Characteristics of the Boeing 747
Longitudinal Stability Characteristics
In this section we summarize the longitudinal mass distribution and aerodynamic stability characteristics of
Chapter 2
Aerodynamic Background
Flight dynamics deals principally with the response of aerospace vehicles to perturbations
in their ight environments and to control inputs. In order to understand this response,
it is necessary to characterize the aerodyn
M&AE 5070 Dynamics of Flight Vehicles
Course Syllabus
D. A. Caughey
248 Upson Hall
dac5@cornell.edu
Spring 2011
This course provides an introduction to the engineering science of ight dynamics the response of ight
vehicles to external perturbing forces an