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General Equations of Motion for a Damaged Asymmetric AircraftThere is a renewed interest in dynamic characteristics of damaged aircraft both in order to assess survivability and to develop control laws to enhance survivability. This paper presents a set of flight dynamics equations of motion for a rigid body not necessarily referenced to the body's center of mass. Such equations can be used when the body loses a portion of its mass and it is desired to track the motion of the body s previous center of mass/reference frame now that the mass center has moved to a new position. Furthermore, results for equations presented in this paper and equations in standard aircraft simulations are compared for a scenario involving a generic transport aircraft configuration subject to wing damage.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bacon, Barton J.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Gregory, Irene M.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
August 20, 2007
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Meeting Information
AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit(Hilton Head, SC)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 457280.02
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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