Linearized equations of motion for a TACV are developed in the three degrees-of-freedom of lateral displacement, yaw angle, and body roll angle. Air cushion forces and the aerodynamic loads on the body are included by means of stability derivatives. The lateral dynamic stability of the vehicle is analyzed by the use of root-locus diagrams. The vehicle is found to have three stable modes and one unstable mode. The body aerodynamics are shown to play a major role in the lateral dynamics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Davis, P J
    • Hawks, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00141573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: High Speed Ground Transportation Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM