Accession Number : AD0445599


Title :   THEORETICAL STUDY OF THE ROLLING RESPONSE OF AIRCRAFT TO TURBULENT AIR


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Zbrozek, J K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/445599.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1961


Pagination or Media Count : 64


Abstract : A method is presented for assessing the lateral responses of aircraft to continuous turbulence. The method is applied to the study of rolling behaviour in turbulent air of a range of aircraft configurations. It is shown that it is essential to include the pilot's control in this study. Estimates are given of the aileron angle required to stabilize the aircraft in turbulent air and the effects of forward speed and aircraft size, and two simple autostabilization systems are briefly investigated. A comparison is made between the continuous turbulence and discrete gust approaches. It is pointed out that there is an absolute lack of experimental data against which to check the theory.


Descriptors :   *JET AIRCRAFT , *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION , *TURBULENCE , MOTION , AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS , GUSTS , JET FIGHTERS , EQUATIONS , HANDLING , GUST LOADS , AILERONS , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , ROLL , NATO , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Atmospheric Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE