Aerodynamic Essentials and Energy Management

Aerodynamic Essentials and Energy Management

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8673-1.ch006
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In aviation there is an increasing emphasis being placed on flight dynamics. This includes upset and stall recovery, wind shear recovery, and approach instability recovery. Operators, safety analysts, and designers are actively discussing “dynamic situation awareness.” This shows the need to understand the dynamic nature of flight operations and incorporate this into state-of-the-art flight deck systems and training programs. This chapter offers designers, operators, and trainers a review of aerodynamic fundamentals with an emphasis on large swept-wing transport aircraft. We will cover energy management, the flight envelope, aerodynamic forces, dynamic stability, and axis control. In order to design effective mission performance aids for both normal engine operations and engine out operations (degraded propulsion system operations), we must understand how a swept-wing turbine powered aircraft behaves so we can develop programs, procedures, and systems to improve dynamic situation awareness.
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Aerodynamic Essentials For Crew Station Design Teams

Flight Dynamics

The dynamic aspects of flight operations are important to understand. The forces, control features, energy states, and stability boundaries must be considered and will often require a serious amount of design and testing for optimal performance. This section covers energy management, load factor, and the aerodynamic flight envelope.

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