Flight Mechanics, Flight Control and Aeroelasticity


The development of climate-friendly aircraft poses new challenges for aircraft preliminary design. Currently used, semi-empirical, manual methods are no longer or only partially applicable for efficient preliminary design by newer technologies, as they do not represent the necessary level of detail. For disruptive aircraft configurations, design methods are sometimes not available. Within the framework of TUBCADO II, the continuation of TUBCADO, higher-quality design methods and flight-mechanical evaluation methods for the dimensioning of control surfaces for climate-friendly as well as disruptive aircraft configurations are to be integrated and tested in the preliminary design environment UNICADO.


The goal of the FMRA in TUBCADO II is to develop modules for design and evaluation depending on criteria from the CS-25 certification regulations. The focus here is on the tail unit dimensioning, the control surfaces of the aircraft and the flight mechanics evaluation. By observing the CS-25 in the preliminary design, flight characteristics requirements (static and dynamic stability, controllability, etc.) as well as flight performance requirements (takeoff, landing, etc.) can thus already be considered and evaluated for certification in the preliminary design.


  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
  • Technische Universität Berlin (TUB LB)
  • Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig (TUBS)
  • Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)
  • Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • Universität Stuttgart (USTUTT)

Contact partner

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Head of Chair

Prof. Dr.

Flavio Jose Silvestre


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Administration Office

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LuFo VI-2 UNICADO-II Technische Universität Berlin

Project duration: 01/2022 – 12/2024