Aero-propulsive modeling of transport aircraft for air traffic management applications


Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Providence, RI, United States Of America, 16 - 19 August 2004, vol.1, pp.483-494 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Providence, RI
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.483-494
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Aerodynamic and propulsive modeling of current aircraft fleet is vital for Air Traffic Management applications, especially for use in decision support tools to predict aircraft trajectories and simulation tools. There are various models already in use or proposed. A different aerodynamic and propulsive modeling is presented in this paper. The new model considers the compressibility effects and non-linear variations of the drag polar. In addition, the thrust and specific fuel consumption models proposed consider variations of these quantities both with altitude and the Mach number. Copyright © 2004 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.