Flight Dynamics II (Stability)


Lecture 1 - Earth Atmosphere, Aircraft components, Aircraft nomenclature


Lecture 2 - Basic aerodynamics


Lecture 3 - Equilibrium and stability


Lecture 4 - Static vs dynamic stability


Lecture 5 - Criterion for stability, Wing contribution


Lecture 6 - Horizontal tail contribution


Lecture 7 - Wing plus tail contribution


Lecture 8 - Static margin and CG limits


Lecture 9 - Fuselage contribution


Lecture 10 - Powerplant contribution


Lecture 11 - Power effects on neutral point


Lecture 12 - Elevator


Lecture 13 - Stick free stability, Most fwd CG location


Lecture 14 - Longitudinal stick force per 'g', Ground effect


Lecture 15 - Control requirement, Pull-up maneuver, Maneuver point


Lecture 16 - Elevator per 'g', Maneuver point


Lecture 17 - Example problems


Lecture 18 - Lateral-Directional Stability Derivatives, Fuselage/Vertical fin contribution


Lecture 19 - Roll stability, Wing sweep effect, Rudder


Lecture 20 - Dihedral effect, Various contributions


Lecture 21 - Power effects, Roll control, Aileron


Lecture 22 - Example problems


Lecture 23 - Derivation of Translational Motion Equations


Lecture 24 - Derivation of Angular Motion Equations


Lecture 25 - Description of various forces and moments


Lecture 26 - Nonlinearities and Associated Aircraft Behavior


Lecture 27 - Small perturbation method, Linearization of equations


Lecture 28 - Aerodynamic force and Moment Derivatives


Lecture 29 - Contribution of Aircraft components to Aerodynamic Derivatives


Lecture 30 - Linear Model and Aircraft Dynamics Modes


Lecture 31 - Short Period, Phugoid (Lanchester's formulation)


Lecture 32 - Short period mode approximation


Lecture 33 - Flying and Handling Qualities, Cooper Harper Scale


Lecture 34 - Pure rolling motion, Pure yawing motion,Spiral approximation


Lecture 35 - Spiral, Roll, Dutch roll Mode approximations


Lecture 36 - Lateral directional Flying Qualities, Routh's Stability criterion


Lecture 37 - Stability in Steady Roll Maneuver


Lecture 38 - Wind Effect on Aircraft Pure Plunging Motion


Lecture 39 - Wind Profiles, Longitudinal Mode Response to Wind Shear


Lecture 40 - Stability control/Augmentation


Lecture 41 - Autopilots, Automatic Landing System