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MAE 313: Aircraft Dynamics and Control

Textooks:

Flight Stability and Automatic Control

R. C. Nelson, 2nd EditionTaught in Fall, 2008; Fall, 2010

Syllabus

Introduction: This course is divided into two sections. The first half covers the linearized equations of atmospheric flight. The second half covers orbital mechanics.

Lectures: Part 1 - Aircraft Dynamics

[Lecture 1] - Introduction

[Lecture 2] - Coordinates and Variables for Defining the Equations of Motion

[Lecture 3] - Airfoils and Static Stability

[Lecture 4] - Contributions to Longitudinal Stability

[Lecture 6] - Neutral Point and Elevator Control

[Lecture 7] - Example and Directional Control

[Lecture 8] - Roll Control and Review

[Lecture 9] - 6DOF Equations of Motion

[Lecture 10] - Linearized Equations of Motion

[Lecture 11] - Longitudinal Dynamics

[Lecture 12] - Lateral Dynamics and Summary