OPTIMIZATION OF AERODYNAMIC EQUATIONS.
SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-EAST NEEDHAM MASS
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An evaluation study was conducted on UDOFTT Universal Digital Flight Trainer Tool during which a set of complete aerodynamic equations pertaining to a supersonic swept-wing high-performance aircraft was simulated and then optimized. The influence of expanding the integration interval on the flying qualities was also investigated. The study indicated that 12 terms could be eliminated from the flight equations and that the quadrature interval for O33 Mod Gurk could be expanded without adverse influence on the flying qualities of the trainer. One area that was investigated and found to contribute significant influence on both performance and flying qualities was c.g. position variation. Testing was limited to the clean airplane. Some of the terms included in this investigation take on added significance in unusual flight or other conditions and it is suggested that additional analysis be performed where this exists. Author
- Fluid Mechanics