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Flight Mechanics Modeling and Analysis

1st Edition

By Jitendra R. Raol, Jatinder Singh

CRC Press

440 pages | 158 B/W Illus.

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Description

The design, development, analysis, and evaluation of new aircraft technologies such as fly by wire, unmanned aerial vehicles, and micro air vehicles, necessitate a better understanding of flight mechanics on the part of the aircraft-systems analyst. A text that provides unified coverage of aircraft flight mechanics and systems concept will go a long way to making analysis of these new technologies quicker and easier.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Artificial Neural Networks in Control

Fuzzy Logic/System in Control

Evaluation of Aircraft Control–Pilot Interactions

Chapter Highlights

References

Mathematical Model Building.

Introduction

Mathematical Model Structures

Models for Noise/Error Processes

Artificial Neural Network Modeling

Fuzzy Logic-Based Modeling

Epilogue

Exercises

References

Equations of Motion

Introduction

Rigid Body Equations of Motion

Resolution of Inertial Forces and Moments

Resolution of Aerodynamics, Gravity Forces, and Thrust Forces

Complete Sets of EOM

Missile Dynamic Equations

Rotorcraft Dynamics

Epilogue

Exercises

References

Aerodynamic Derivatives and Modeling

Introduction

Basic Aerodynamic Forces and Moments

Aerodynamic Parameters

Missile Aerodynamic Derivatives

Rotorcraft Aerodynamic Derivatives

Role of Derivatives in Aircraft Design Cycle and Flight Control Law Development

Aircraft Aerodynamic Models

Epilogue

Exercises

References

Simplification of Equations of Motion and Transfer-Function Analysis

Introduction

Strategies for Simplification

Longitudinal Models and Modes

Lateral-Directional Models and Modes

Missile Aerodynamic Transfer Functions

Rotorcraft Linear Modeling

UAV Dynamics

MAV Dynamics

Lighter-Than-Air Vehicle/BLIMP Dynamics

Epilogue

Exercises

References

Simulation of Flight Dynamics

Introduction

Aircraft Subsystems Data/Models

Steady-State Flight and Trim Conditions

Six DOF Simulation and Validation

PC MATLAB/SIMULINK-Based Simulation

Epilogue

Exercises

References

Flight Test Maneuvers and Database Management

Introduction

Planning of Flight Test Maneuvers

Specific Flight Test Data Generation and Analysis Aspects

Quality of Flight Test Maneuvers

Input Signals for Exciting Maneuvers

Specific Maneuvers for Aerodynamic Modeling

Specific Dynamic Maneuvers for Determination of Drag Polars

Specific Maneuvers for Rotorcraft

Flight Test Database Management

Epilogue

Exercises

References

Reconfiguration and Fuzzy Control Analysis

Introduction

Requirements of Flight Control

Stability/Control Augmentation Strategies

Performance Requirements and Criteria

Procedure for the Design and Evaluation of Control Laws

Fuzzy Logic Control

Fault Detection, Identification, and Isolation

Aircraft Reconfigurable/Restructurable Control System

Epilogue

Exercises

References

System Identification and Parameter Estimation

Introduction

System Identification

Aircraft Parameter Estimation

Determination of Stability and Control Derivatives from Flight Data—Case Studies

Approaches for Determination of Drag Polars from Flight Data

Analysis of Large Amplitude Maneuver Data

Global Nonlinear Analytical Modeling

ANN-Based Parameter Estimation

Fuzzy Logic-Based Methods for Estimation

Derivative Free Kalman Filter for State Estimation

Epilogue

Exercises

References

Handling Qualities Analysis

Introduction

Pilot Opinion Rating

Human Operator Modeling

Handling Qualities Criteria

Evaluation of HQ Criteria

HQ Aspects for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Pilot–Aircraft Interactions

Model Order Reduction for Evaluations of HQ

Epilogue

Exercises

References

Appendix A: Aerodynamics and Related Concepts

Appendix B: Statistics and Probability

Appendix C: Signal and Systems Concepts

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical