Development of a dynamic flight model of a jet trainer aircraft

Gilani, Muhaned
A dynamic flight model of a jet trainer aircraft is developed in MATLAB-SIMULINK. Using a six degree of freedom mathematical model, non-linear simulation is used to observe the longitudinal and lateral-directional motions of the aircraft following a pilot input. The mathematical model is in state-space form and uses aircraft stability and control derivatives calculated from the aircraft geometric and aerodynamic characteristics. The simulation takes the changes in speed and altitude into consideration due to pilot input and demonstrates the non-linearity of the aircraft motion. The results from the simulation are compared with the results from flight characteristics manual of the actual aircraft to validate the mathematical model used. The simulation is carried out for a number of airspeed and altitude combinations to examine the effect of changing speed and altitude on the aircraft dynamic response.


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Citation Formats
M. Gilani, “Development of a dynamic flight model of a jet trainer aircraft,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.