Accession Number:

AD0745557

Title:

An Evaluation of the Longitudinal Dynamic Stability of an Aircraft at Stall.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The longitudinal stability of an aircraft at or near stall was examined using the digital computer as an experimental tool to solve the longitudinal equations of motion. A linear analysis determined the effect of lift curve slope variation. An investigation was made to identify the nonlinear lift curve variations needed to create the often observed rocking-chair or porpoising stall trait. The characteristics of this limit-cycle oscillation were examined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE