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Minimum-fuel, three-dimensional flight paths for jet transportsA number of studies dealing with fuel minimization are concerned with three-dimensional flight. However, only Neuman and Kreindler (1982) consider cases involving commercial jet transports. In the latter study, only the climb-out and descent portions of complete long-range flight paths below 10,000 ft altitude have been investigated. The present investigation is concerned with the computation of minimum-fuel nonturning and turning flight paths for climb-outs from 2000 to 10,000 ft for long-range flights (greater than 50 n mi), and for complete flight paths of lengths between 5 and 50 n mi.
Document ID
19850064190
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Neuman, F. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Kreindler, E. (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Volume: 8
ISSN: 0731-5090
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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