Accession Number:

AD0716517

Title:

Optimal Control of Elastic Flight Vehicles,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-10-09

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A study was made of the optimal control of the rotational and transversal motions of flight vehicles taking into account their torsional and flexural deformations. The equations for the torsional vibrations of the vehicle at high Mach numbers are analyzed. The optimal control of bending deformations is approached by introducing equations for the axial vibrations of the vehicle and determining their boundary conditions. A numerical example illustrating the proposed method is given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE