Aircraft flight safety has been a main issue in General Aviation (GA) area. It is important to generate an accurate aerodynamic model of GA aircraft in order to understand the aircraft performance in the entire regime of aircraft operations. Several aerodynamic modeling and calibration methods for a general aviation aircraft are surveyed, examined, and compared in this study. Based on the well-established aerodynamic model, the model is extended to the post-stall regime to estimate the post-stall aerodynamic characteristics in the extreme regime. The developed model in this study was validated using historical and published data for Cessna 172S aircraft.
Min, S., Harrison, E., Jimenez, H. and Mavris, D. N., “Development of Aerodynamic Modeling and Calibration Methods for General Aviation Aircraft Performance Analysis – a Survey and Comparison of Models”, Aviation 2015, AIAA, Dallas, TX, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2015-2853