Dubois, Pascale C. (1986) Study of the stall-spin phenomena using analysis and interactive 3-D graphics. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03242008-113141
The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the nonlinear stall-spin phenomenon through numerical analysis and interactive 3-D graphics.
The linear aerodynamic range was thoroughly examined for the NAVION, a light aviation aircraft. Nonlinear aerodynamic behavior was modeled by adding nonlinearities to the lift, pitching and rolling moments. The results of this analysis are promising; however, a more sophisticated model is needed to fully simulate the stall-spin phenomenon.
A graphic tool is described which allows the user to interact with the simulation process. This gives the user a "feel" for the dynamics of aircraft and effectively displays the characteristic features of the dynamic model.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Restricted to Caltech community only|
|Defense Date:||1 December 1985|
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|Deposited By:||Imported from ETD-db|
|Deposited On:||04 Apr 2008|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:35|
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