Accession Number:

AD0445599

Title:

THEORETICAL STUDY OF THE ROLLING RESPONSE OF AIRCRAFT TO TURBULENT AIR

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

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 pilots 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE