MAE 3405. FLIGHT DYNAMICS. 4 Hours.
Derivation of equation of motion (EOM) of a flight vehicle. Trimmed flight condition analysis based on the nonlinear EOM. Linearization of EOM for a given trimmed flight condition. State-space and transfer-function representations of the linear EOM. Aircraft stability and dynamic performance analysis based on the linear EOM. Prerequisite: Must be in the professional ME or AE program and C or better in each of the following, MAE 3406 (or concurrent enrollment) or MAE 3306 (or concurrent enrollment) and MATH 3330; or student group.