Airplane Basic Equations of Motion and Open-Loop Dynamics
The goal of this Chapter is to present fundamental background information related to the derivation of the basic equations of motion of a traditional airplane, explain how the airplane’s position and orientation are determined with respect to a reference frame (Earth-fixed inertia reference frame), derive the aerodynamic forces that act on the airplane, define the corresponding control angles, and conclude with derivation of the open-loop dynamics. The material included in this Chapter is a very concise version of what may be found in any related textbook, and follows the same notation and derivation approach described in the references.
KeywordsReference Frame Aerodynamic Force Sideslip Angle Inertial Reference Frame Stability Derivative
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