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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. II
Subject Code AE606
Subject Title Flight Dynamics and Control


Equations of Motion: rigid body dynamics, coordinate transformation, Euler angle & quaternion formulation – Dynamics of Generic Fixed Wing Aircraft: 6-DoF equations of motion, linearized equations of motion, linearised longitudinal & lateral equations, aerodynamic derivatives – LTI system basics – Stability of Uncontrolled Motion: linearized longitudinal & lateral dynamics, modes of motion – Response to Control Inputs: transfer function, step response & frequency response characteristics – Feedback Control: stability augmentation, PID control, root-locus technique for controller design – Introduction to modern control theory.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Etkin, B. and Reid, L. D., Dynamics of Flight: Stability and Control, 3rd ed., Wiley (1996).

2. Phillips, W. F., Mechanics of Flight, 2nd ed., John Wiley (2009).

3. Nelson, R. C., Flight Stability and Automatic Control, 2nd ed., Tata McGraw-Hill (1997).

4. Cook, M., Flight Dynamics Principles: A Linear Systems Approach to Aircraft Stability and Control, 3rd ed., Elsevier (2012).

5. Stevens, B. L. and Lewis, F. L., Aircraft Control and Simulation, 2nd ed., Wiley (2003).

6. Stengel, R. F., Flight Dynamics, Princeton Univ. Press (2004).