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Flight Dynamics and Aircraft Control - ZEIT3505
 ADFA Graduation

Campus: University College Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: ZACM2040 and ZACM3041
Equivalent: ZACM3040
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course will introduce the basic forces acting on the aircraft and their relevance to statics and dynamics of aircraft. The initial part of the course will deal with the static force and moment balance on the aircraft that leads to static stability concepts, the location of centre of gravity and the necessity for control surfaces for the aircraft. The second part of the course will deal with the dynamics of the aircraft under the influence of aerodynamic forces and moments. The mathematical modelling of the aircraft, its transfer functions and aerodynamic stability derivatives are discussed. Stability augmentation and autopilots along with Handling Qualities of the aircraft as specifications for control design will be discussed. The effects of gust and practical implementation of control systems in aircraft will also be introduced.

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