IAM – PIMS Distinguished Colloquium: Bernd Krauskopf

  • Date: 10/09/2015
  • Time: 15:00
Bernd Krauskopf, University of Auckland

University of British Columbia


The Dynamics of Aircraft as Ground Vehicles


Aircraft are designed to fly but also need to operate efficiently and safely as vehicles on the ground. The tricycle configuration of commercial aircraft presents challenges for manoeuvres, such as high-speed turns off a runway. The talk will present results of a collaboration with Airbus into the stability of ground manoeuvres, whose central idea is to employ tools from bifurcation analysis to relevant industry-validated aircraft models. Compared to standard extensive numerical simulations, this approach has been demonstrated to have potential efficiency benefits during the design stage.

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Location: C680 HSBC Hall, Robson Square Campus (downtown)