Aerodynamic Priniciples and Design

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It is really amazing how an aircraft is able to just take off from the ground and fly thousands of miles from place to place. How does it all work, do you ever wonder? Well obviously it’s not magic; it’s mainly because of aerodynamics. And when we talk about aerodynamics, it goes way beyond elevators, rudders, etc. Therefore we go to the depths of aerodynamics and its power to control a massive plane in the air. To be engineering in aerospace we need this extensive knowledge.
In this report, you will learn about how an aircraft moves. The stability and control of the aircraft we also learn the factors influencing the static stability, the static margin and load factors. This report also gives us knowledge about the aircrafts control systems.

| | | 1.1 | Motion of an aircraft | 4 | 1.2 | Degree of freedom | 4 | 2.1 | Static stability | 5 | 2.2 | Static margin | 5 | 2.3 | Dynamic stability | 6 | 3.1 | Stability in an aircraft | 6 | 3.2 | Longitudinal stability | 6 | 3.2.1 | Longitudinal dihedral | 7 | 3.3 | Lateral stability | 7 | 3.3.1 | Dihedral | 7 | 3.3.2 | Sweepback | 8 | 3.3.3 | Keel effect | 8 | 3.4. | Directional stability | 9 | 3.4.1 | sweepback | 9 | 4.1 | Load factor | 9 | 4.2 | Maneuver envelopes | 10 | 4.3 | Constraints on load factor | 10 | 4.4 | Load factors with respect to different maneuvers | 11 | 5.1 | Horizontal stabilizers | 12 | 5.2 | elevators | 12 | 6.1 | Vertical stabilizers | 13 | 6.2 | rudder | 13 | 7.1 | Role of swept back wing | 13 | 8.1 | Role of swept forward wing | 14 | 9.1 | Role of tapered wings | |

Motion of an aircraft #Fig1: Axis of rotation
#Fig1: Axis of rotation
An aircraft in flight is free to rotate in three dimensions.The…...

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