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dc.contributor.authorYogeshwaran Jayaramanen
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-10T06:16:54Zen
dc.date.available2014-06-10T06:16:54Zen
dc.date.copyright2014en
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationYogeshwaran Jayaraman. (2014). Dynamics models of flexible aircraft. Master’s thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/61444en
dc.description.abstractRecent trends in aircraft design owing to requirements of high performance and weight reduction have resulted in aircraft possessing significant structural flexibility. Under these conditions, flight vehicles become vulnerable to unfavourable interactions between the structural dynamics of flexible components, aerodynamics and the overall motion of the body. In order to utilize automatic flight control systems to mitigate these effects, integrated flight models that account for the internal dependencies in the system must be developed. To this end, this work presents the derivation of flight models describing the dynamics of flexible aircraft. The equations are expressed in compact matrix-vector form, suitable for integration with state-space control systems. The dynamics of elastic bodies are first discussed, followed by numerical simulation results of a slender beam undergoing a spin-up maneuver. Finally, the equations governing the dynamics of flexible aircraft are derived and simplifications to obtain lower complexity models are discussed. The formulation is demonstrated through an example aircraft and some preliminary simulation results are presented. It is hoped that the integrated dynamics models derived in this work can be used for control design, flight simulation, parameter estimation and other studies, which are traditionally performed on six degree-of-freedom rigid-body flight models.en
dc.format.extent71 p.en
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dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Aeronautical engineering::Flight simulationen
dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Aeronautical engineering::Aircraften
dc.titleDynamics models of flexible aircraften
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.supervisorHungsun Sonen
dc.contributor.supervisorYongki Goen
dc.contributor.supervisorMoon Seung Kien
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMASTER OF ENGINEERING (MAE)en
dc.identifier.doi10.32657/10356/61444en
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