78599 - Flight Mechanics Laboratory

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  • Teacher Fabrizio Giulietti

  • Credits 3

  • SSD ING-IND/03

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Aerospace Engineering (cod. 9234)

  • Course Timetable from Feb 20, 2023 to May 29, 2023


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

Quality education

Academic Year 2022/2023

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