An analysis of the effects of aeroelasticity on static longitudinal stability and control of a swept-wing airplane

Richard B. Skoog
Jan 1957

A theoretical analysis has been made of the effects of aeroelasticity on the static longitudinal stability and elevator angle required for balance of an airplane. The analysis is based on the familiar stability equation expressing the contribution of wing and tail to longitudinal stability. Effects of wing, tail, and fuselage flexibility are considered. Calculated effects are shown for a swept-wing bomber of relatively high flexibility.

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