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Modeling aerodynamic discontinuities and onset of chaos in flight dynamical systemsVarious representations of the aerodynamic contribution to the aircraft's equation of motion are shown to be compatible within the common assumption of their Frechet differentiability. Three forms of invalidating Frechet differentiability are identified, and the mathematical model is amended to accommodate their occurrence. Some of the ways in which chaotic behavior may emerge are discussed, first at the level of the aerodynamic contribution to the equations of motion, and then at the level of the equations of motion themselves.
Document ID
19880030992
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Tobak, M. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Chapman, G. T. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Unal, A. (Santa Clara, University CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Annales des Telecommunications
Volume: 42
ISSN: 0003-4347
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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