damping moment

damping moment

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A moment that tends to restore an aircraft to a normal flight attitude after it has been upset. Dampers, or dampeners, are provided to dampen the oscillations.
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When the canard wing bounces off, the roll damping moment of the forebody increases rapidly, so that the spinning speed of the forebody decays rapidly.
That is reason why it is named as damping moment. Correspondingly, the derivative can also be called damping derivative.
The values of derivative indicate that the damping moment caused by pitching angular velocity will be reduced at large angle of attack.