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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

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MANE 4090 - Flight Mechanics

Performance, stability, and control of airplanes. General equations of motion for rigid aircraft, aerodynamic forces and moments, quasi-steady and nonsteady flight paths. Generalized performance methods, flight envelope. Small disturbance theory, stability derivatives, longitudinal and lateral static stability. Basic airplane motion, response to control actions and to atmospheric disturbances. Automatic flight control. Simulation of aircraft performance and dynamics.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: MANE 4070 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Corequisite: MANE 4050. Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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