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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 2371594, 10 pages
Research Article

Modeling and Simulation of China C Series Large Aircraft with Microburst

School of Automation, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing 100191, China

Received 16 February 2016; Accepted 5 June 2016

Academic Editor: Jean-Pierre Corriou

Copyright © 2016 Jiangyun Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


To simulate and analyze a large aircraft with severe wind shear, nonlinear equations for a rigid aircraft under various wind conditions were designed. In this paper, a double-vortex-ring method is adopted to generate a three-dimensional microburst wind field. This model incorporates a flight dynamics module and three flight simulations based on various forms of nonlinear equations. In addition, four primary wind gradients are considered to compute the aerodynamic coefficients. In simulation experiments with a China C series large aircraft, equations using air-relative velocities and inertial velocities are compared and analyzed. Although the nonlinear equations derived using the air-relative velocities should be identical to those using the inertial velocities, the results show that the latter are more accurate in practice because the former bring error into the simulation when estimating the acceleration induced by the wind field.