A pedagogical flight simulator for longitudinal airplane flight

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Abstract

This article presents a bi-dimensional model of flight and describes theimplementation of a flight simulator able to describe the different phases of longitudinal flightof a real airplane. After identifying the relevant physical variables, the equations of motion arewritten and solved using a numerical integration method. Using computer simulations, flightpaths and time evolution of the kinematics variables are analyzed for a complete flight of alight commercial airplane. The simulations take into account and reproduce the basic actionsof a pilot to control the flight. The main maneuvers involved in pilotage are also predicted andexplained in terms of model parameter variations inducing transitions in the phase space.Finally, the steady-state configurations are analyzed by means of the linearization of equationsin order to gain meaningful information about the dynamical stability of the system
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-13
Numero di pagine13
RivistaComputer Applications in Engineering Education
Volume17
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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