5. Landing

Course subject(s) 1. Flight Mechanics

In this lecture Dr. Ir. M. Voskuijl talks about the performance of an aircraft during landing. Starting with deriving the equations of motion for a landing aircraft the analytical solution for the distance traveled in a landing is found. Next thrust reversers, spoilers and other devices are discussed which can be used to aid in landing. The mechanics of braking is then described, broken down into the effects of the runway, tires and the brakes. Lastly the these points must be met in reality as well, which is why airworthiness regulations exist. The lecture is then concluded with the solving of some example exam questions.

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