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Philippe Guicheteau "Bifurcation theory: a tool for nonlinear flight dynamics", Phil.Trans.R.Soc.Lond.A (1998) 356, 2181-2201
This paper presents a survey of some applications of bifurcation theory in flight dynamics at ONERA (France). After describing basic nonlinear phenomena due to aerodynamics and gyroscopic torque, the theory is applied to a real combat aircraft, and its validation in flight tests is shown. Then, nonlinear problems connected with the introduction of control laws to stabilize unstable dynamic systems and transient motions are addressed.