Aircraft Stability & Control
· MATLAB Program:
· MATLAB Program:
· MATLAB Program
Class Hours: MWF 9:30AM - 10:20AM CEAS D0210 (Parkview Campus)
Instructor: Dr. Kapseong Ro (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) (Tel: 276 – 3412)
Office Hours: CEAS G224, MW 10:30AM ~ 11:30AM or by appointment
Textbook: “Dynamics of Flight: Stability & Control,” 3rd Edition, B. Etkin & L.Reid, Wiley, 1996
Grading: 2 Midterm Exams 50% (25% each)
Final (Comprehensive) 30%
Analysis and synthesis of aircraft stability & control, Design of the aircraft control surfaces for different configuration to provide the required stability and control power. Man-machine interaction and effect on control surface sizing.
§ To learn how to determine static longitudinal, directional & lateral stability and control derivatives, and criteria for a stable airplane
§ To develop an ability to size the control surfaces and to determine control effectiveness of power
§ To learn how to determine the control stick forces and hinge moments
§ To learn how to determine longitudinal and lateral motion derivatives
§ To introduce the concept of dynamic stability & control, and flying qualities
Pre-requisites: AE3710 Aerodynamics II & ME3600 Control System
Tentative Topics to be covered:
1. Aircraft Stability & Control Overview
2. Stick-fixed and Stick-free Longitudinal Static Stability
3. Maneuvering Flight
4. Lateral/Directional Stability
5. Introduction to Dynamic Stability & Aircraft Flying Qualities
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AE4600 Aircraft Stability & Control: TENTATIVE Schedule
1. Schedule is subject to change.
2. No late assignment will be accepted.
3. No make-up test will be given.
4. Any consequences caused by not attending classes are all students’ responsibility.