Hello, I am new to Aerodynamics and am having trouble understanding what exactly the roll damping derivative is.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The roll damping derivative is a measure of the change in rolling moment coefficient with respect to nondimensional roll rate and is usually negative.

Does that mean a glider (which isn't expected to roll) has a really high roll damping derivative where an FA-18 fighter has a lower roll damping coefficient so that it can perform evasive maneuvers?

Thanks a lot!

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# Roll Damping Coefficient

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