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Atmospheric Flight Dynamics (A)

February 20, 2019

Exercise 1
A jet aircraft is performing a steady trajectory at the best climbing gradient
condition. Given the thrust-to-weight ratio, T /W = 0.45, the drag polar, CD =
0.022 + 0.055 CL2 , and lift function slope, CL↵ = 5.051/rad, calculate the body-
axis components of the gravity vector.

Exercise 2
Given the following longitudinal state and control matrices
2 3
0.0097 0.0016 0 32.17
6 0.0955 1.43 661.28 0 7
ALON = 6 4 0.0001
7 (1)
0.0235 1.92 0 5
0 0 1 0
2 3
0
6 69.87
BLON =6 7
4 26.15 (2)
0
By using the provided linear model of longitudinal dynamics

• Discuss the stability of Short-Period and Phugoid dynamic modes.


• Calculate the steady-value of the airspeed after a step elevator input.
• Design a pitch autopilot system so that the steady error is less than 15%.

Exercise 3
Illustrate the L0v stability derivative by highlighting its relevance in aircraft
lateral-directional dynamics.