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Rate of Roll of Aeroplanes

William T. Thomson Ph.D. (Research Engineer in charge of Vibration and Flutter Analysis Ryan Aeronautical Company, San Diego, California.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 January 1947



ELASTIC deformation of the wing in relation to divergence and loss of aileron control has been studied by a number of investigators. Much of the previous investigation is based on the equivalent two‐dimensional wing, the success of which depends on the proper choice of a representative wing section. The three‐dimensional analysis requires a knowledge of the torsional deflexion mode, which in general necessitates an iteration process for evaluation.


Thomson, W.T. (1947), "Rate of Roll of Aeroplanes", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 18-26.




Copyright © 1947, MCB UP Limited

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