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Aeronautical applications - 2020

Flight qualities of modern aircraft

Electrical flight controls


The purpose of this training is to offer an introduction to the methods used to study flight quality and integrate them into the design of aircraft and their electrical flight controls.


The course lasts 5 days (30 hours) and includes:

  • 20 x 1.5-hour lectures with exercises


This course is based on experience gained during recent programs. It aims to offer a synthesis between the "physical" approach, the analytical approach and experimental techniques. The training will be alternately delivered by trainers and specialists from research and flight test departments.


Course level: Advanced

The course is open to engineers with a good general education. Knowledge of matrix calculus and differential systems is desirable.


François DUPRÉ :

Flight Quality Manager - DASSAULT AVIATION


  • General information
    • Benchmarks of flight mechanics
    • Equations of flight mechanics
    • Aerodynamic coefficients/efficiencies of flight control surfaces
    • Flight domains - Flight qualities
  • Study of longitudinal flight qualities
    • Equations
    • Expression of forces and moments (lift, drag, pitching moment)
    • Balance studies: conditions/limitations - Optimization according to the flight control surfaces available
    • Static/criteria stability
    • Dynamic (phugoid/incidence oscillation mode)/criteria stability
    • Artificial stabilization
    • Study of large movements/controllability
    • Artificial stabilization
  • Study of transversal flight qualities
    • Equations
    • Expression of forces and moments (lateral lift, roll and yaw moments)
    • Study of balance, conditions (skid, minimum control speed)
    • Static and dynamic (pure roll, dutch roll and coil modes)/criteria stability
    • Study of large movements: controllability, coupling with the longitudinal
  • Certification of civil transport aircraft
    • Air transport security
    • Certification/certification authorities/regulations
    • Flight quality certification
    • Flight quality certification of the Airbus A 320 with electrical flight controls
  • Electrical flight controls
    • Why? Flight quality objectives
    • History of electrical flight controls
    • Functions of electrical flight controls
    • Components of electrical flight controls
    • Design - Development - Flight testing
    • Specific issues
    • High impact behaviors
    • Aero-servo-elastic coupling
    • Future Plans


Scheduled in French:

PARIS : September 28 to October 2, 2020


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€2,140 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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