angle of yaw


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angle of yaw

[′aŋ·gəl əv ′yȯ]
(aerospace engineering)
The angle, as seen from above, between the longitudinal body axis of an aircraft, a rocket, or the like and a chosen reference direction. Also known as yaw angle.

angle of yaw

angle of yaw
The angle between a line in the direction of flight and a plane through the longitudinal and vertical axes of an aircraft. It is considered to be positive if the nose is displaced to the right and negative if displaced to the left. Also called a yaw angle.
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It should be emphasized that the motion of supercavitating vehicles is dynamically steady [8, 20]; therefore the fluctuated feedback signal (sailing depth and the angle of yaw at the mass center) results in the oscillated control forces.
Due to the continuous effect of gravitational force, the oscillation in the vertical plane (angle of pitch and attack) occurs earlier and reaches to the steady state faster than in the horizontal plane (angle of yaw and sideslip).
However, the EPR provides the same effects when striking its target, regardless of the angle of yaw. This means the EPR provides the same desired effects every time, whether in close combat situations or longer engagements.
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