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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

553./453. Stability and Control of Aerospace Vehicles (3)

  • Prerequisite: MAE 350 or equivalent.
  • Physical dependence of airplane stability and control characteristics on airplane configuration and flight condition. Equations for the static longitudinal, lateral and directional stability of airplanes. Neutral points, control effectiveness, trim in maneuvering flight. Configuration determinants. Transient modes. Additional Projects required for MAE 553.
  • (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).
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