Software development for subsonic aircraft’s unsteady longitudinal stability derivatives calculation

Nikola Maričić

Subsonic general configuration aircrafts’ unsteady longitudinal aerodynamic stability derivatives can be estimated using finite element methodology based on the Doublet Lattice Method (DLM), the Slender Body Theory (SBT) and the Method of Images (MI). Applying this methodology, software DERIV is developed. The obtained results from DERIV are compared to NASTRAN examples HA21A and HA75H. A good agreement is achieved.