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Geometric nonlinearities of aircraft systems

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Original languageEnglish
Publication dateAug 2009


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.

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Sponsorship: This research has been supported by Airbus in the UK.



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