A century of phugoid approximations by S. Pradeep PDF

By S. Pradeep

Airplane layout 1 (1998) 89—104

It is said in such a lot flight dynamics texts that the phugoid approximations offer negative estimates whereas the quick interval approximations are exact. The survey during this paper finds that there are not less than 5 approximations to the phugoid. the level of departure of every of those from the precise price is decided for a reasonably broad database representing a variety of airplane in several flight stipulations. it truly is came across that almost all of them are insufficient in predicting the phugoid features safely. still, approximations to the phugoid frequency that appear to have remained ignored are obvious to be exemplary. however, no precious approximation exists for the phugoid damping. With this historical past, a clean approximation for the phugoid mode is positioned forth herein. it really is derived by means of equating the coefficients of the made of the quick interval equation (which has been proven to be very actual) and the phugoid equation (as but unknown) to the coefficients of the fourth-order attribute polynomial. the recent approximation is proven to be exact.

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