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ITU

FACULTY OF AERONAUTICS & ASTRONAUTICS


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Regular Lecture Recitation Lab


Course Name Code Credit ECTS
Type Semester
(hour/week)
Flight Stability and
UCK441E ED 7 3 6 3 0 0
Control
Department Aeronautical Engineering
Language Turkish
Required/Elective Required
Basic definitions of flight mechanics, control and control surfaces. General structure of flight
control systems. Aircraft static and dynamic stability and stability derivatives. Static
longitudinal and lateral stability. Aircraft longitudinal and lateral dynamic equations.
Nonlinear dynamic equations. Linearization of equations. Longitudinal and lateral transfer
Content functions. Longitudinal modes of motion. Short and long period approximation. Transient
response of aircraft dynamic. Basic concepts of aircraft control systems. Types of autopilot,
autopilot design, design of displacement autopilot by the Root Locus method. Inner and
outer loop concepts. Pitch orientational control system. Root locus analysis. Accelerati on
control system. MATLAB-SIMULINK simulation of aircraft autopilots.
To teach basics of flight stability and control of aircrafts. is one of a basic necessary
courses for teaching of an aeronautical engineering students.
To integrate knowledge from Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics and Automatic Control
Objectives
courses towards aircraft stability and control .
To enable students to analyze flying and handling characteristics of aircrafts and to
design automatic flight control systems using MATLAB and SIMULINK.
On completing this course students should/should be able to,
1. Know the basic definitions of flight mechanics, control, and control surfac es. (a1,c1,d1)
2. Have basic knowledge on aircraft static and dynamic stability and stability derivatives .
(a1,d1,e2,i1)
3. Have knowledge about aircraft dynamic equations, nonlinear dynamics, linearization and
transfer functions. (a1,d1,e2)
4. Know longitudinal modes of the motion, longitudinal stability derivatives, short and
Phugoid Modes. (a1,e2)
5. Know longitudinal transfer functions; be able to analyze transient and steady state
Course Educational
response for elevator displacement. (a2,e2)
Outcomes
6. Know the basic concepts of the aircraft control systems; longitudinal autopilot design.
(a2,e2,f1,g1,h1,k2)
7. Have knowledge about types of autopilots and design methods .
(a2,c1,d1,e2,f1,g1,h1,j1,k2)
8. Apply root locus analyze method to displacement autopilots. (a2,b1,d1,e3,f1,g1,k2)
9. Know pitch and acceleration aircraft control system design methods .
(a2,c1,d1,e2,h1,j1,k2)
10. Know MATLAB and SIMULINK programming in aircraft dynamics and control systems.
(a2,d1,e3,f1,g1,h1,i1,j1,k2)
C.E.O.
1. Basic definitions of flight mechanics, control, and control surfaces 1
2. Aircraft static and dynamic stability and stability derivatives 1,2
3. Aircraft longitudinal and lateral dynamic equations, nonlinear dynamics 1,3
4. Linearization and transfer functions 3,5
5. Longitudinal modes of motion, longitudinal stability derivatives, short
3,4,5
and Phugoid Modes
6. Longitudinal transfer functions , analysis of transient and steady state
5,10
Topics Course Outline responses for elevator displacement
7. Basic concepts of aircraft control systems; longitudinal autopilot design 5,7
8. Types of autopilots and design methods 6,8
9. Displacement autopilots design by root locus method 6,7,8,10
10. Design of autopilot by inner and outer loop concepts 7,8,10
11. Pitch and acceleration aircraft control system design methods 9,10
12. Pitch and acceleration aircraft control system design methods 9,10
13. MATLAB-SIMULINK programming in aircraft control systems 6,8,9,10
14. MATLAB-SIMULINK programming in aircraft control systems 6,8,9,10
ITU
FACULTY OF AERONAUTICS & ASTRONAUTICS
COURSE SYLLABUS

Prerequisite UCK 322E, UCK 361E


rd
Textbook Dynamics of Flight: Stability and Control, 3 ed., B. Etkin, John Wiley and Sons, 2001.
nd
Automatic Control of Aircraft and Missiles , 2 ed., J. Blakelock, John Wiley and Sons, 1991.
Automatic Flight Control Systems , D. Mclean, PrenticeHall, 1990.
Other References
Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics, T. R. Yechout et al, AIAA, 2003.
Flight Stability ad Control Lecture Notes, E. Caferov, ITU-FAA, 2003.
Laboratory Work Studies in Control and Avionics Laboratory.
Computer Usage MATLAB and SIMULINK programming for control systems, practices.
Others
Type Number Ratio %
Midterm exam 1 15
Quiz 1 10
Homework 1 10
Course Evaluation
Project 1 15
Method
Term Project
Laboratory
Other
Final Exam 1 50
a b c d e f g h i j k
Outcomes
2 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 2

Course Instructor and/or Faculty Member Responsible for the Data

Elbrus CAFEROV
September 2008