12. Design of Control Surfaces

  1. Mohammad H. Sadraey

Published Online: 19 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118352700.ch12

Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach

Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach

How to Cite

Sadraey, M. H. (2012) Design of Control Surfaces, in Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118352700.ch12

Author Information

  1. Daniel Webster College, New Hampshire, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953401

Online ISBN: 9781118352700



  • design of control surfaces;
  • control, flight condition from trim to final or new trim point;
  • fighter aircraft/missile maneuverability, branch of controllability;
  • control systems, redundancy in achieving two orders of magnitude;
  • configuration selection of control surfaces;
  • control surface selection, function of aircraft configuration;
  • lateral-directional hitting aircraft, in rolling, spiral/dutch-roll oscillation;
  • dutch-roll problems, yaw damper changing lateral-directional stability;
  • adverse yaw phenomenon, constraint on aileron design;
  • aerodynamic balance and mass balance, creating aero-structural


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Configuration Selection of Control Surfaces

  • Handling Qualities

  • Aileron Design

  • Elevator Design

  • Rudder Design

  • Aerodynamic Balance and Mass Balance

  • Chapter Examples

  • Problems

  • References