Accession Number:

ADA000482

Title:

Numerical Optimization Techniques Related to the Design and Analysis of Improved Aerospace Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Sep 73-31 Aug 74,

Corporate Author:

RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The objective of this investigation is to contribute to computing methods for optimal control problems. Typical areas of mathematical research are a sequential gradient-restoration algorithm for problems involving both differential constraints and nondifferential constraints b modified-quasilinearization algorithm for problems involving both differential constraints and nondifferential constraints and c two-point and multi-point boundary-value problems associated with stiff differential equations. Typical areas of application are the study of optimum trajectories within the atmosphere and the study of optimum aerodynamic shapes.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE