ESDU Dynamics Series

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  • Section 1: Organisational Documents
  • Section 2: Aircraft Equations of Motion
    • ESDU 67001
      Introduction to notation for aircraft dynamics.
    • ESDU 67002
      Notation for aircraft dynamics.
    • ESDU 67003
      The equations of motion of a rigid aircraft.
    • ESDU 67004
      Conversion formulae for rotation and translation of body axes.
    • ESDU 67036
      Geometric and kinematic relationships for various axis systems.
    • ESDU 67037
      Direction and incidence angles.
    • ESDU 67038
      Measures of damping.
    • ESDU 98024
      Quaternion representation of aeroplane attitude and motion characteristics.
  • Section 3: Aircraft Lateral Motion
    • ESDU 67005
      Introduction to inertia cross-coupling of the lateral and longitudinal motions during a rapid rolling manoeuvre.
    • ESDU 67006
      Inertia cross-coupling during a rapid rolling manoeuvre. Theoretical background and discussion of simplified stability boundaries.
    • ESDU 67007
      Inertia cross-coupling during a rapid rolling manoevre. Estimation of critical roll rate.
    • ESDU 83024
      Approximation to the roots of the lateral equations of motion of an aircraft with and without a simple yaw damper.
  • Section 4: Aircraft Handling Qualities
    • ESDU 92006
      A background to the handling qualities of aircraft.
  • Section 5: Aircraft Response
    • ESDU 04024
      An introduction to rigid aeroplane response to gusts and atmospheric turbulence.
  • Section 6: Aircraft Loading
    • ESDU 94009
      Symmetric steady manoeuvre loads on rigid aircraft of classical configuration at subsonic speeds.
    • ESDU 94045
      Shear force, bending moment and torque of rigid aircraft in symmetric steady manoeuvring flight.
    • ESDU 01010
      Loading on a rigid aeroplane in steady lateral manoeuvres.
  • Section 7: Aeroelasticity
    • ESDU 96037
      A qualitative introduction to static aeroelasticity: controllability, loads and stability.
    • ESDU 97032
      Static aeroelasticity: a formal analysis using assumed modes.
    • ESDU 99033
      Static aeroelasticity: a formal analysis using normal modes.
    • ESDU 03011
      An introduction to lateral static aeroelasticity: controllability, loads and stability.
  • Section 8: Design of Linear Systems
    • ESDU 74019
      The stability and response of linear systems. Part 1: Introduction.
    • ESDU 74020
      The stability and response of linear systems. Part II: methods of displaying stability characteristics.
    • ESDU 74021
      The stability and response of linear systems. Part III: methods of analysis based on frequency response.
    • ESDU 80002
      The stability and response of linear systems. Part IV: specification and measures of system performance.
    • ESDU 80018
      The stability and response of linear systems. Part V: control of dynamic systems.
    • ESDU 81008
      The stability and response of linear systems. Part VI: selection of an assessment method.
    • ESDU 81040
      The stability and response of linear systems. Part VII: examples.
  • Section 9: Response of First- and Second-order Systems
    • ESDU 69005
      The response of first- and second-order systems.
    • ESDU 82037
      The response of two-degree-of-freedom systems (computer program).
  • Section 10: Mathematical Techniques
    • ESDU 69025
      Solution of ordinary linear differential equations by the Laplace transform method.
    • ESDU 83041
      A summary of the concepts relating to random processes.
    • ESDU 85046
      Quadrature methods for the evaluation of definite integrals.
    • ESDU 86011
      Numerical methods for the solution of ordinary differential equations: initial value problems.
  • Section 11: Design of Nonlinear Systems
    • ESDU 84009
      Nonlinear systems: an introduction to Describing Functions.
    • ESDU 84032
      Nonlinear systems: the Describing Function method for closed-loop system response.
  • Section 12: Servomechanisms
  • Section 13: Sampled-data Systems
    • ESDU 86037
      An introduction to the Z-transform and its application to sampled-data systems.
    • ESDU 92044
      Analogue to digital transformation.
  • Section 14: Parameter Estimation
    • ESDU 87039
      Parameter estimation of linear systems in the absence of process noise: (i) methods based on the least-squares principle.
    • ESDU 88011
      Parameter estimation of linear systems in the absence of process noise: (ii) the Maximum Likelihood method.
    • ESDU 88039
      The Kalman filter.
    • ESDU 89032
      Parameter estimation of linear systems in the presence of process noise using the Maximum Likelihood method.
    • ESDU 90006
      Parameter estimation of linear systems from frequency response measurements.
    • ESDU 93016
      Parameter estimation of linear systems from frequency response measurements (computer program.)