Airplane nomenclature and aerodynamics, Review of basics of rigid body dynamics, Concepts of static
and dynamic stability, Need for stability in an airplane, Purpose of controls, Inherently and marginally
stable airplanes,Longitudinal and Lateral directional static stability.
Stick Fixed: Basic equations of equilibrium, Stability criterion, Wing and tail moments, Effects of
fuselage and nacelles.
Effects of c.g.location, control effectiveness, hinge moment, tabs,
aerodynamic balancing, Power effects.
Stabiliser setting and c.g.location, Elevator effects, Stick fixed
neutral point, Determination of neutral points and maneuver points in flight tests.
Stick Free: Hinge moment coefficients, Stick free neutral point,symmetric maneuvers, Stick force
gradients and stick force per g.
Dihedral effect, Coupling between rolling moment and yawing moment, Adverse yaw, Aileron power. Aileron reversal. Weathercock effect, Rudder requirements. One engine inoperative conditions, Rudder
Equations of motion, equations of motion of a disturbed aircraft, aircraft dynamic modes and
stability criterion,Stability derivatives, Control derivatives, Routh's discriminant, solving the stability
quartic, Phugoid motion, Factors affecting the period and damping.
Dutch roll and spiral instability.
Longitudinal & lateral directional dynamic modes. Effect of maneuvers, Airplane response to
atmospheric and control inputs,Introduction to flying qualities and stability augmentation
Systems. Aircraft autopilot design using classical control theory. Introduction to nonlinear
problems in aircraft flight dynamics.