DIGITAL COMPUTATION STUDY, DYNAMIC VS KINEMATIC EQUATIONS
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SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-EAST NEEDHAM HEIGHTS MA
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At present, the simulation of a vehicles motion is accomplished by use of either dynamic or kinematic equations. This report presents a method of simulating vehicular motion which is a compromise between these two methods. The equations developed, although very close to kinematic equations in form, contain terms which represent the dynamics of the motions being simulated. Expressions are developed to simulate the motion of submarine, surface vessel, and aircraft. Those for the aircraft describe its motion as a rigid body in space responding to the maneuvering orders those for the submarine and surface vessel duplicate the accuracy and flexibility now attainable with simple dynamic differential equations. This latter is accomplished by using considerably less computer time and with less restriction on the size of the iteration interval.
- Operations Research
- Computer Programming and Software