Measurements of dynamic stability derivatives using direct forced oscillation technique

Alemdaroglu N., Iyigun I., Altun M., Quagliotti F., Guglieri G.

19th International Congress on Instrumentation in Aerospace Simulation Facilities (ICIASF 01), Ohio, United States Of America, 27 - 30 August 2001, pp.275-282 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iciasf.2001.960261
  • City: Ohio
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-282
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


The subject of the experimental investigation presented in this paper is to measure the dynamic stability derivatives of a generic combat aircraft model in the Ankara Wind Tunnel by using the direct forced oscillation technique. The model, used for the tests is the AGARD, Standard Dynamic Model (SDM). The aerodynamic loads acting on the model are measured with a five component internal strain gauge balance placed inside the oscillating model. The paper presents the experimental set-up used to create the oscillatory motion in pitch for the model and the related motion control and the data acquisition units to measure the dynamic loads, and discussed the results of the measurements.