78599 - Flight Mechanics Laboratory

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Mathematical model for aircraft performance analysis and design. Aircraft preliminary sizing and design. Static stability analysis and fundamentals of control system design.

Course contents

Development of the 6 Degrees-of-Freedom dynamic model of a fixed/rotary-wing aircraft.

Design and implementation of flight control laws for stability augmentation and trajectory tracking.

Numerical validation in simulation environment and by means of flight testing.


Getting Started with Matlab/Simulink, www.mathworks.com

Class notes provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Class lectures.

Computer workshop.

Laboratory activities and Flight testing.

Assessment methods

Final report on numerical and experimental activity.

Teaching tools

Matlab/Simulink environment.

Numerical simulations.

Office hours

See the website of Fabrizio Giulietti