deals with the interaction between aerodynamic, elastic and inertialforces acting on atmospheric flight vehicles. The aerodynamic and inertial loadsdeform the structure. The deformations affect the airloads, which closes theaeroelastic loop.
deals with the effects of structural deformations on steadyaerodynamic load distributions and total force and moment coefficients, and withstatic instability (divergence). It is assumed that:•The 6 d.o.f. airplane maneuvers are slow compared to the structuraldynamics.The structure deforms but structural vibrations have negligible effects.•The aerodynamic loads due to change in local angles of attack develop withno delays.