Related Publications

The following books, journals and conference papers all contain material relevant to the theoretical methods applied to the FLIGHT software.

Books

Advanced Aircraft Flight Performance

Publication: Cambridge University Press, Feb 2013
Author: A Filippone

This book discusses aircraft flight performance, focusing primarily on commercial aircraft. It also considers examples of high-performance military aircraft. The framework is a multidisciplinary engineering analysis, fully supported by flight simulation, with software validation at several levels ...
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Flight Performance of Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft

Publication: Elsevier, May 2006
Author: A Filippone

This book presents an unrivalled range of advanced flight performance models for both transport and military aircraft, including the unconventional ends of the envelopes. Topics covered include the numerical solution of supersonic acceleration, transient roll, optimal climb of propeller aircraft, propeller performance ...
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Encyclopaedia of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 5, Static Lateral Stability

Publication: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chapter 253 pp. 2661 to 2668, Dec 2010
Author: A Filippone

This article deals with the static lateral stability and trim conditions for a fixed-wing aircraft having a conventional geometry (wing, horizontal and vertical tail plane) ...
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Encyclopaedia of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 5, Static Longitudinal Stability

Publication: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chapter 252 pp. 2651 to 2660, Dec 2010
Author: A Filippone

This article deals with the static longitudinal stability of fixed-wing aircraft having a conventional configuration consisting of a wing and a horizontal tailplane with elevator and trim tab ...
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Journals

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Aircraft Noise Prediction

Publication: Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Mar 2014
Author: A Filippone

This contribution addresses the state-of-the-art in the field of aircraft noise prediction, simulation and minimisation. The point of view taken in this context is that of comprehensive models that couple the various aircraft systems with the acoustic sources, the propagation and the flight trajectories. After an exhaustive review ...
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Comparison of Aircraft Noise Models with Flyover Data

Publication: Journal of Aircraft, In press 2013
Authors: A Filippone & L Bertsch

This paper deals with validation and verification issues in aircraft noise prediction.  We use two different comprehensive simulation software: FLIGHT and PANAM.  The comparison is done on the basis of extensive flight data taken on an Airbus A319-100 operated by Lufthansa ...
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Multi-Disciplinary Simulation of Propeller-Turboshaft Aircraft Flight

Publication: The Aeronautical Journal, Oct 2012
Authors: A Filippone & Z Mohamed-Kassim

This contribution presents a novel simulation for a fixed-wing aircraft powered by gas turbine engines and advanced propellers (turboprops). The work is part of a large framework for the simulation of aircraft flight through a multi-disciplinary approach. Novel numerical methods are presented for flight mechanics, turboprop engine simulation ...
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Theoretical Framework for the Simulation of Transport Aircraft Flight

Publication: Journal of Aircraft, 47(5), pp. 1679 to 1696, Sep 2010
Author: A Filippone

This contribution presents a novel simulation theory for a complete fixed-wing aircraft. Novel methods are presented for flight mechanics (fuel planning), turbofan engine simulation (in direct and inverse mode), thermo-physics integration (tyre temperature on the ground and fuel temperature in flight) and aircraft noise ...
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Cruise Altitude Flexibility of Jet Transport Aircraft

Publication: Aerospace Science & Technology, 14:283 to 294, Jun 2010
Author: A Filippone

This paper introduces concepts for the reduction of the cruise altitude of jet-powered transport aircraft. The design analysis is reduced to consideration of six parameters: profile drag, induced drag, structural weight, thrust-specific fuel consumption, gross wing area and relative wing thickness ...
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Analysis of Carbon-Dioxide Emissions from Transport Aircraft

Publication: Journal of Aircraft, 45(1), pp. 183 to 195, Jan 2008
Author: A Filippone

The problem of allocation of fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions from transport aircraft is presented. An accurate comprehensive program for transport aircraft has been developed. The model includes a geometry deck with 12 sub-systems, a separate engine input deck with basic parameters, a data base of engine performance ...
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Steep-Descent Manoeuvre of Transport Aircraft

Publication: Journal of Aircraft, 44(5), pp. 1727 to 1739, Sep 2007
Author: A Filippone

This paper solves the problem of steep descent of jet-powered transport aircraft. The cases considered involve a continuous descent approach. Steep descent is interpreted as a flight path with glide slope up to 5.5 degrees ...
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On the Benefits of Lower Mach Number Aircraft Cruise

Publication: The Aeronautical Journal, 111(1122), pp. 531 to 542, Aug 2007
Author: A Filippone

This paper reviews the issue of cruise Mach number and addresses the benefits of operating subsonic commercial aircraft at speeds below the long-range cruise speed. The case considered is the flight of transport aircraft for flight segments up to 1,000 n-miles ...
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Comprehensive Analysis of Transport Aircraft Flight Performance

Publication: Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 43(3), Apr 2007
Author: A Filippone

This paper reviews the state-of-the art in comprehensive performance codes for fixed-wing aircraft. The importance of system analysis in flight performance is discussed. The paper highlights the role of aerodynamics, propulsion, flight mechanics, aeroacoustics, flight operation, numerical optimisation, stochastic methods and numerical analysis ...
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Conference Papers

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Development of a New Aircraft, Noise Prediction Program

Publication: AIAA Aviation Conference, Washington DC, USA, 13 - 17 Jun 2016
Authors: A Filippone

This paper discusses a state-of-the-art aircraft noise simulation program. The complete computational framework includes modules for the prediction of geometrical configurations, aerodynamics, flight mechanics, general aircraft performance and acoustics, among others, along with several interfaces for external programs and data structures. ...
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Development of an Empirical Model for Landing Gear Noise Prediction

Publication: AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Lyon, France, 30 May - 1 Jun 2016
Authors: Ji Yiang & A Filippone

We present a low-order method for predicting noise from a conventional landing gear of typical commercial airplanes. The method proposed is based on the concept of components, which is a widespread approach for predicting aerodynamically generated noise of airframe components. The method sums the contributions ...
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Challenges in Aircraft Noise Prediction

Publication: Greener Aviation Conference, Brussels, Belgium, Mar 2014
Author: A Filippone

This contribution addresses the problem of aircraft noise prediction using theoretical methods. The problem is set in context with the needs at several levels to produce noise characterisation from commercial aircraft powered by gas turbine engines. We describe very briefly the computational model (whilst referring the reader to the appropriate literature), and provide examples of noise predictions and comparisons with measured data ...
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Flyover Noise Measurements and Simulation for a Turboprop Aircraft

Publication: Internoise 2013, Innsbruck, Austria, Sep 2013
Authors: R Hughes & A Filippone

This study investigates the fly over noise from a commercial turboprop aircraft, using noise measurements taken both on airport departure and approach for the validation of noise simulations. Predictions are carried out using a software system described elsewhere in the literature ...
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Validation Strategies for Comprehensive Aircraft Noise Prediction Methods

Publication: 12th AIAA/ATIO Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 17-19 Sep 2012
Authors: A Filippone, L Bertsch & M Pott-Pollenske

This contribution deals with validation and verification issues in aircraft noise prediction. We use two different comprehensive simulation software: PANAM, developed at DLR, and FLIGHT, developed at the University of Manchester ...
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Recent Progress in Comprehensive Models for Aircraft Flight

Publication: CEAS Conference, Manchester, UK, Oct 2009
Author: A Filippone

This contribution reports recent progress in multi-disciplinary simulation of transport aircraft powered by turbofan engines. The paper discusses general requirements for aircraft flight performance simulation, including the need for accuracy. The framework of the computer code FLIGHT is discussed ...
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Steep-Descent Approach and Landing of Jet Transport Aircraft

Publication: 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, USA, Jan 2008
Author: A Filippone

This paper addresses the problem of approach and landing of a mid-size jet-powered transport aircraft. The aircraft is forced to follow a steep-descent trajectory in the vertical plane (no turns allowed) to an altitude of 348 feet (100 metres) above the airfield. At the lower altitude the aircraft is controlled as in a conventional flight path ...
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