COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Flight Dynamics & Control
Course Code: 
15AES403
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
7
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Flight Dynamics & Control' is a course offered in the seventh semester of B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Review of Static Stability – Concepts and Introduction to Dynamic Stability – Review: Body Axis, Stability Axis, Earth Axis – Euler Angles – Transformation between Axis – Advantages of Axis – Aircraft Equations of Motion – Kinematic Equations.

Unit 2

Small Perturbation Theory: Linear Equations of Motion, Stability Derivatives, Longitudinal and Lateral Modes – Concept and Physics – Characteristic Equation – Transfer Function Approach – State Space Modeling and Application to Modes.

Unit 3

Flying and Handling Qualities – Autopilots – Stability - Augmentation System (Longitudinal and Lateral Control) – Fly-By-Wire Aircraft – Active Control System – Control Configured Vehicles – Introduction to Relaxed Static Stability – Gust Load Alleviation – Smart Airplanes – Introduction to Digital Control and Stability

  • M. V. Cook, Flight Dynamics Principles, “A Linear Systems Approach to Aircraft Stability and Control,” 3rd Edition, Elsevier, 2013.
  • Robert C Nelson, ”Introduction to Flight Stability and Automatic Control,” 2nd Edition, McgrawHill, 1998.
  • Warren F Philips, “Mechanics of Flight”, Wiley, 2004.