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Course Detail

Course Name Flight Dynamics & Control
Course Code 15AES403
Program B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in Aerospace Engineering
Semester Seven
Year Taught 2019

Syllabus

Unit 1

Review of Static Stability – Concepts and Introduction to Dynamic Stability – Review: Body Axis, Stability Axis, Earth Axis – Euler Angles – Transformation between Axis – Advantages of Axis – Aircraft Equations of Motion – Kinematic Equations.

Unit 2

Small Perturbation Theory: Linear Equations of Motion, Stability Derivatives, Longitudinal and Lateral Modes – Concept and Physics – Characteristic Equation – Transfer Function Approach – State Space Modeling and Application to Modes.

Unit 3

Flying and Handling Qualities – Autopilots – Stability – Augmentation System (Longitudinal and Lateral Control) – Fly-By-Wire Aircraft – Active Control System – Control Configured Vehicles – Introduction to Relaxed Static Stability – Gust Load Alleviation – Smart Airplanes – Introduction to Digital Control and Stability

Text Books

  1. M. V. Cook, Flight Dynamics Principles, “A Linear Systems Approach to Aircraft Stability and Control,” 3rd Edition, Elsevier, 2013.

Resources

  • Robert C Nelson, ”Introduction to Flight Stability and Automatic Control,” 2nd Edition, McgrawHill, 1998.
  • Warren F Philips, “Mechanics of Flight”, Wiley, 2004.

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