Operational Parameter Study of an Aircraft Turning on the Ground

Andrew J Rankin, B. Krauskopf, M. Lowenberg, E. Coetzee

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Abstract

Safety and economy are primary concerns in the study of ground manoeuvres for commercial aircraft, the ultimate goal being automation and optimisation of taxi operations. The application of mathematical and computer modeling to this problem is beneficial clue to the relative costs compared with actual tests. As an example of utilising mathematical tools in the investigation of industrial problems we make use of a computer model of a passenger aircraft to perform a bifurcation analysis of turning solutions. In particular, we study how altering the longitudinal centre of gravity position of an aircraft affects its ground dynamics.

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
Pages175-180
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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