ESDU Dynamics Series

• 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.
• 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
• 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.)