The Effects of Buffeting and other Transonic Phenomena on Maneuvering Combat Aircraft
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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This report concerns buffeting and stability and control problems experienced by combat aircraft in transonic maneuvering flight. It addresses the problems from the operational pilots viewpoint and discusses human physiological aspects, mans performance in the environment, basic aerodynamic phenomena, aerodynamic-structural coupling dynamics, stability and control, aircraft deisgn considerations, and engineering analysis and test techniques. Recommendations for future combat aircraft design improvements and technology efforts are included.
- Fluid Mechanics