Geometric Nonlinearities of Aircraft Systems

B. Krauskopf, P. Thota, M. Lowenberg

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Abstract

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
Title of host publicationPROGRESS IN INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS AT ECMI 2008
EditorsAD Fitt, J Norbury, H Ockendon, RE Wilson
Place of PublicationBERLIN
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin
Pages181-186
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-12109-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event15th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jun 20084 Jul 2008

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period30/06/084/07/08

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