A simplified method for approximating the transient motion in angles of attack and sideslip during a constant rolling maneuver

Leonard Sternfield
naca-report-1344
1958


The transient motion in angles of attack and sideslip during a constant rolling maneuver has been analyzed. Simplified expressions are presented for the determination of the pertinent modes of motion as well as the modal coefficient corresponding to each mode. Calculations made with and without the derivatives for side force due to sideslip and lift-curve slope indicate that although these derivatives increase the total damping of the system they do not markedly affect the transient motion.

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