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An evaluation of the longitudinal dynamic stability of an aircraft at stall.

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Authors
Frederiksen, John Thomas.
Subjects
dynamic stability
stall
limit cycle
Advisors
Schmidt, Louis V.
Date of Issue
1972-06
Date
June 1972
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The longitudinal stability of an aircraft at or near stall was examined using the digital computer as an experimental tool to solve the longitudinal equations of motion. A linear analysis determined the effect of lift curve slope variation. An investigation was made to identify the non-linear lift curve variations needed to create the often observed "rocking-chair" or 'porpoising" stall trait. The characteristics of this limit-cycle oscillation were examined.
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Thesis
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Aeronautics
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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