oa CSIR Science Scope - Predicting aircraft flight dynamics
The prediction and analysis of air vehicle flight dynamics, as well as the evaluation of the flying qualities of new aircraft is a specialist service rendered by the CSIR to the South African Air Force (SAAF). The science of aerodynamics deals with the flow of air around aircraft and the resulting forces and moments, while flight dynamics concentrate on the aircraft's response to those forces. Flight dynamics therefore include the orientation and motion of an aircraft or other flight vehicle, as well as the stability and control of that vehicle.
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