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2024/2025

Mechanics of Flight I – flight performance

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2221239 Z,ZK 4 2P+1C+0L Czech
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Department of Aerospace Engineering
Synopsis:

The course is focused on the description and solution of basic flight cases of aircraft with a fixed lift surface and the determination of flight performance. It provides an overview of the solution of the dynamics of steady and unsteady flight regimes, range, endurance, take-off and landing. It analyses the achievable values of flight performance in relation to design and operating conditions.

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Syllabus of lectures:

1.Partition of flight mechanics, flight performance, basic concepts, Types of flights and their classification.

2.Earth, aircraft and aerodynamic coordinate systems.

3.Forces acting on the aircraft. Propulsion forces of propeller and jet power unit.

4.Dynamics of aircraft motion. Equations of motion for solving flight performance.

5.Flight performance in steady horizontal flight. Characteristic regimes of horizontal flight.

6.Flight performance in steady gliding flight and descending flight with a working power unit.

7.Flight performance of climb and determination of ceiling.

8.Flight performance in a steady horizontal turn.

9.Range and endurance of aircraft with propeller and jet propulsion.

10.Takeoff and landing of the aircraft.

11.Influence of design and operating conditions on take-off and landing.

12.Flight performance during unsteady flights.

13.Energy methods in solving flight performance

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Study Objective:

Master the basics of flight dynamics.

Study materials:

•G. J. J. Ruijgrok: Elements of Airplane Performance, Delft University Press, 2th edition 2009,

ISBN 978-90-6562-232-7

•Kermode, A. C:. Mechanics of Flight, Pearson, ISBN 978-1-4058-2359-3

•Ojha, S. K.: Flight Performance of Aircraft, AIAA, Washington 1995. ISBN 1-56347-113-2

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