AE6400

Atmospheric Flight Dynamics & Control

Class Announcements

·        Course Syllabus

Course Information

Class Hours & Location:         Monday 7:00PM - 9:20PM @Parkview Campus Room C0122

 

Instructor & Office Hours:      Dr. Kapseong Ro (Email: kapseong.ro@wmich.edu) (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%

 

Course Objectives

§  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

 

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Tentative Schedule

AE6400 Atmospheric Flight Dynamics & Control: Tentative Schedule

Week

Lecture Topics

Readings

Homework

WK

01

9/5

Labor Day: No Class

 

 

WK

02

9/12

Lecture 1. Kinematics & Dynamics of Aircraft Motion

·  Course Overview

·  Review of Rigid-body Kinematics & Dynamics

SLJ Ch.1 (1.1~1.8)

AE5400 Notes

WK

03

9/19

Lecture 2. Aircraft Equations of Motion

·  Reference frames & Angles

·  Position, Velocities & Accelerations

SLJ Ch.1 (1.1~1.8)

HW#1

WK

04

9/26

Lecture 3. Modeling the Aircraft (I)

·  Aerodynamic Forces & Moments

·  Tools for Aircraft Aerodynamic Forces & Moments

·  Modeling of Propulsive System

SLJ Ch.2 (2.1~2.3)

HW#1 Due

HW#2

WK

05

10/3

Lecture 4. Modeling the Aircraft (II)

·  The Nonlinear Aircraft Model

·  Steady-state Flight & Small Perturbation

·  Dimensional & Non-dimensional Stability Derivatives

·  The Linear Aircraft Models by Literal Method

SLJ Ch.2

(2.5~2.7)

HW#3

WK

06

10/10

Lecture 5. Modeling the Aircraft (III)

·  Numerical Simulation of the Nonlinear Aircraft Models

·  Numerical Solution for Steady-state Flight

SLJ Ch.3 (3.1~3.7)

HW#2 Due

WK

07

10/17

Lecture 6.  Modeling the Aircraft (III) continued

·  Numerical Linearization

·  The Linear Aircraft Models by Numerical Method

·  Flight Envelope Diagram

SLJ Ch.3

(3.8)

SLJ Ch.4

(4.1~4.3)

HW#3

Due

WK

08

10/24

 

WK

09

10/31

Lecture 7. Dynamic Analysis of Aircraft

·  Characteristics of 2nd order System

·  State-space vs. Transfer Function Representation

·  Stability of Linear System

·  Modal Analysis of Linear System

 

HW#4

WK

10

11/7

 

HW#5

WK

11

11/14

Lecture 8. FCS Design using Classical Design Method

·  Stability Augmentation Systems (SAS)

·  Control Augmentation Systems (CAS)

·  Autopilots

·  Nonlinear Simulation

SLJ Ch.4 (4.4~4.8)

HW#4 Due

WK

12

11/21

Lecture 8. FCS Classical Design Example

Note

HW#5 Due

HW#6

WK

13

11/28

Lecture 9. FCS Design using Modern Design Method

SLJ Ch.5 (5.1~5.9)

Notes

Final Project

WK

14

12/05

Lecture 10. 3DOF Transport Aircraft Example

SLJ Ch.5 (5.1~5.9)

Notes

HW#6 Due

WK

Final

12/12 Monday: In-class Presentation of Final Project Result

 

Note:

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.