Geometric nonlinearities of aircraft systems

B Krauskopf, P Thota, MH Lowenberg

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Nonlinearities due to geometric effects, in particular, via angular variables that are not small, are important for aircraft operation. Geometric nonlinearities have a strong effect on the dynamics of the aircraft system under consideration, and they are especially pronounced in aircraft ground operations. As a concrete example we consider here the effect of a non-zero rake angle on the dynamics of a nose landing gear. More specifically, we use tools from bifurcation theory to investigate the stability of the straight-rolling motion during a take-off run.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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Sponsorship: This research has been supported by Airbus in the UK.


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  • Geometric nonlinearities of aircraft systems

    Krauskopf, B., Thota, P. & Lowenberg, MH., Jun 2008, European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) Mini-Symposium 27: Dynamical Systems Methods in Aerospace Engineering, London, UK.

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