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SMTEC/CP/AERO/15-16/ODD SEM

St.MOTHER THERESA ENGINEERING


COLLEGE
Vagaikulam Post, Tuticorin District, Tamilnadu-628 102.

COURSE PLAN
Name of the Faculty in Charge: BALASUBRAMANIAN A

Department: AERONAUTICAL

Subject Code & Name: AE6501/ FLIGHT DYNAMICS

Year & Sem : III &V

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. To study the performance of airplanes under various operating conditions
2. The static and dynamic response of aircraft for both voluntary and involuntary changes in flight
conditions
Books Referred
Text Books:
1. Perkins, C.D., and Hage, R.E., Airplane Performance stability and Control, John Wiley & Son:,Inc,
NY, 1988.
2. Nelson, R.C. Flight Stability and Automatic Control, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 2004.
3. Mc Cornick. W., Aerodynamics, Aeronautics and Flight Mechanics, John Wiley, NY, 1979.

Reference Books:
1. Etkin, B., Dynamics of Flight Stability and Control, Edn. 2, John Wiley, NY, 1982.
2. Babister, A.W., Aircraft Dynamic Stability and Response, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1980.
3. John D.Anderson, Jr, Aircraft performance and Design, Tata McGraw-Hill Edition 2010.
LECT.
NO

UNIT

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

TEXT

PAGE NUMBER

WEEK

UNIT I CRUISING FLIGHT PERFORMANCE


Forces and moments acting on a flight vehicle,
Equation of motion of a rigid flight vehicle
Different types of drag estimation of parasite
drag co-efficient by proper area method

1
2

Different types of drag estimation of parasite


drag co-efficient by proper area method

3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Drag polar of vehicles from low speed to high


speeds
Variation of thrust, power with velocity and
altitudes for air breathing engines
Performance of airplane in level flight
Performance of airplane in level flight
Maximum speed in level flight
Conditions for minimum drag and power
required
Revision

R3

192-197

R3

113-114

R3

57-58

R3

126-136

T1

155-157,162

T1
T1
T1

163-175
163-175
180

R3

234-239

UNIT II MANOEUVERING FLIGHT PERFORMANCE


11
12
13
14
II
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Range and endurance


Range and endurance
Climbing flight (Maxi & Min rate of climb and
steepest angle of climb)
Climbing flight (Maxi & Min rate of climb and
steepest angle of climb)
Gliding flight (Maxi & Min rate of climb and
steepest angle of climb)
Gliding flight (Maxi & Min rate of climb and
steepest angle of climb)
Turning performance (Turning rate turn radius)
Turning performance (Turning rate turn radius)
Bank angle and load factor
limitations on turn - V-n diagram and load factor
Revision

T1
T1

188-194
188-194

R3

265-278

R3

265-278

R3

282-287

R3

282-287

R3
R3

322-331,332
322-331,332
325-327
341-343

R3

UNIT III STATIC LONGITUDINAL STABILITY


22
23

T2
T2

40-42

T2

36-38

T2

42-44

T2

45-54

T2

55-57

R1

62-70

R1

62-70

T1

306-312

T1

306-312

32

Degree of freedom of rigid bodies in space


Static and dynamic stability
Purpose of controls in airplanes -Inherently
stable and marginal stable airplanes
Static, Longitudinal stability - Stick fixed
stability
Basic equilibrium equation - Stability criterion Effects of fuselage and nacelle
Influence of CG location - Power effects - Stick
fixed neutral point
Stick free stability, Hinge moment coefficient,
Stick free neutral points, Symmetric maneuvers
Stick free stability, Hinge moment coefficient,
Stick free neutral points, Symmetric maneuvers
Stick force gradients, Stick _ force per 'g',
Aerodynamic balancing
Stick force gradients, Stick _ force per 'g',
Aerodynamic balancing
Revision

33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40

UNIT IV LATERAL AND DIRECTIONAL STABILITY


Dihedral effect - Lateral control
T2
78-82
Coupling between rolling and yawing moments
T2
73,77,82
Adverse yaw effects, Aileron reversal
T2
78
Static directional stability
T2
73
Weather cocking effect
T2
73-77
Rudder requirements
T2
85-90
One engine inoperative condition
R3
475-484
Rudder lock

24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

IV

41

Revision
UNIT-V DYNAMIC STABILITY

42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50

Introduction to dynamic longitudinal stability


Introduction to dynamic longitudinal stability
Modes of stability, effect of freeing the stick
Modes of stability, effect of freeing the stick
Brief description of lateral dynamic stability
Brief description of directional dynamic stability
Spiral, divergence, Dutch roll
Auto rotation and Spin
Revision

T2
T2
T1
T1
T1
T2
T2
R2

41-45
41-45
490-505
490-505
458-465
288-293
195-198
273-278

10

TOTAL (L:45+T:15): 60 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOMES:
Upon the completion of this course the students can able to know:
1. Students can be Ability to analyze the performance of aircraft under various Flight conditions such
as take off, cruise, landing, climbing, gliding, turning and other maneuvers.
2. They are get knowledge about static and dynamic stability of the aircraft.
3. Understand the various control stability of the aircraft system.
4. Flight dynamics is a basic subject for an aerospace engineer and its knowledge is essential for
proper design of an airplane.

Faculty in-Charge
(With Name & Date)

HOD
(With Name, & Date)

Principal