Atmospheric Flight Dynamics & Control
Class Hours & Location: Monday 7:00PM - 9:20PM @Parkview Campus Room C0122
Instructor & Office Hours: Dr. Kapseong Ro (Email: email@example.com) (Tel: 276 – 3412)
CEAS Parkview G224, MW 10:30AM - 11:30AM & by Appointment
Textbooks: Aircraft Control and Simulation, 3rd Edition, Stevens, Lewis & Johnson, Wiley, 2003
Reference Dynamics of Flight: Stability & Control, 3rd Edition, Etkin & Reid, Wiley, 1996
Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight, Etkin, Wiely, 1972
Flight Dynamics, Robert Stengel, Princeton University Press, 2004
Grading: Homework 40%
Midterm Project & Presentation 30%
Final Project & Presentation 30%
§ To develop broad understanding of the dynamics and control of atmospheric flight vehicles
§ To develop skills on using commercial control system design software (MATLAB) for simulation and control system design of atmospheric flight vehicle
Tentative Topics to be covered:
1. Review of Rigid-body Dynamics
2. Development of General Nonlinear 6 DOF Aircraft Equations of Motion
3. Nonlinear Simulation
4. Aircraft Linear Model: Numerical vs. Literal
5. Linear Analysis for Aircraft Longitudinal & Lateral/Directional Stability and Control
6. Basics of Classical/Modern Feedback Control Design Techniques
7. Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) Design & Closed-loop Nonlinear Simulation
Pre-requisites & Computer Skills: AE5400 & ME3600 and/or Consent of Instructor, MATLAB/Simulink
Academic Integrity Issue:
“You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. [The policies can be found at http://catalog.wmich.edu under Academic Policies, Student Rights and Responsibilities.] If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.”
AE6400 Atmospheric Flight Dynamics & 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.