Nonlinear Flight Dynamics of Very Flexible Aircraft

  • Chen ZhanjunEmail author
  • Fu Zhichao
  • Lv Jinan
  • Liu Ziqiang
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 75)


In order to get more solar energy and better flight performance, HALE aircraft are normally built with relatively long and slender high-aspect ratio wings, so the wings of HALE aircraft are very flexible, with large wing deformations during flight.


Very flexible aircraft Nonlinear Couple Flight dynamics Dynamic stall Stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Zhanjun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fu Zhichao
    • 1
  • Lv Jinan
    • 1
  • Liu Ziqiang
    • 1
  1. 1.China Academy of Aerospace AerodynamicsBeijingChina

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