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AERO 4308 [0.5 credit] Aircraft Stability and Control

Static stability and control: equilibrium requirements; longitudinal stability requirements; neutral points; manoeuvring flight; control forces and control requirements; lateral static stability certification requirements. Dynamic stability: axis systems; governing equations; phugoid and short period modes; lateral dynamic modes. Closed-loop control.
Prerequisite(s): MAAE 3300. Additional recommended background: MAAE 4500.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as MECH 5101., for which additional credit is precluded.
Lectures three hours a week.