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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31384

Title: Handling Qualities of a Blended Wing Body Aircraft
Authors: Peterson, Timothy Shaw
Advisor: Grant, Peter R.
Department: Aerospace Science and Engineering
Keywords: flight simulation
handling qualities
blended wing body
Issue Date: 19-Dec-2011
Abstract: The blended wing body (BWB) is a tailless aircraft with the potential to use 27% less fuel than a conventional aircraft with the same passenger capacity and range. The primary purpose of the current study was to determine the handling qualities of the BWB, using piloted-handling trials in a moving-base simulator. The secondary purpose was to determine the effect of simulator motion on handling-quality ratings. De Castro conducted piloted-handling trials in a fixed-base simulator. De Castro's tasks and flight model were modified in the current study. In the current study, three subjects rated the handling qualities as Level 1 or 2, depending on the task. Simulator motion did not have a significant effect on the results.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31384
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