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The Doghouse Plot: History, Construction Techniques, and Application

Abstract The Doghouse Plot visually represents an aircraft’s performance during combined turn-climb maneuvers. The Doghouse Plot completely describes the turn-climb capability of an aircraft; a single plot demonstrates the relationship between climb performance, turn rate, turn radius, stall margin, and bank angle. Using NASA legacy codes, Empirical Drag Estimation Technique (EDET) and Numerical Propulsion System Simulation (NPSS), it is possible to reverse engineer sufficient basis data for commercial and military aircraft to construct Doghouse Plots. Engineers and operators can then use these to assess their aircraft’s full performance envelope. The insight gained from these plots can broaden the understanding of an aircraft’s performance and, in ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Wilson, John Robert (Author) / Takahashi, Timothy T (Advisor) / Middleton, James (Committee member) / White, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Aerospace engineering / Aircraft Performance / Field Performance / Landing Performance / Obstacle Avoidance / Takeoff Performance / Turn-Climb
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 72 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Aerospace Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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