By Michael V. Cook

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2 Small perturbations The aerodynamic properties of an aircraft vary considerably over the flight envelope and mathematical descriptions of those properties are approximations at best. The limit of the approximation is determined by the ability of mathematics to describe the physical phenomena involved or by the acceptable complexity of the description. The aim being to obtain the simplest approximation consistent with adequate physical representation. In the first instance this aim is best met when the motion of interest is constrained to small perturbations about a steady flight condition, which is usually, 8 Flight Dynamics Principles but not necessarily, trimmed equilibrium.

Q f o q r . 7 Angular rates transformation. 3 To illustrate the use of the angular velocities transformation, consider the situation when an aircraft is flying in a steady level coordinated turn at a speed of 250 m/s at ˙ the yaw rate r and the a bank angle of 60◦ . It is required to calculate the turn rate ψ, pitch rate q. The forces acting on the aircraft are shown in Fig. 8. 8 Aircraft in a steady banked turn. 068 rad/s. 034 rad/s. Note that p, q and r are the angular velocities that would be measured by rate gyros fixed in the aircraft with their sensitive axes aligned with the ox, oy and oz aircraft axes respectively.

Clearly, the angular relationships used to describe attitude may be generalised to describe the angular orientation of one set of axes with respect to another. A typical example might be to transform components of linear velocity from aircraft wind axes to body axes. Thus, with reference to Fig. 5, (ox0 y0 z0 ) may be used to describe the velocity components in wind axes, (ox3 y3 z3 ) may be used to describe the components of velocity in body axes and the angles (φ, θ, ψ) then describe the generalised angular orientation of one set of axes with respect to the Systems of Axes and Notation 19 other.

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