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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 simulationhandling qualitiesblended 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 Appears in Collections: Master

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