Modeling and simulation of aerospace vehicle dynamics, 2d ed.9781563478758
Modeling and simulation of aerospace vehicle dynamics, 2d ed.
Zipfel, Peter H.
Am. Inst. of Aero. & Astro.
Aerospace engineer Zipfel (U. of Florida) takes a two track approach to teaching modeling and simulation to aerospace students and professionals. First, he deals with invariant (programming) invariant - A rule, such as the ordering of an ordered list or heap, that applies throughout the life of a data structure or procedure. Each change to the data structure must maintain the correctness of the invariant. modeling of flight dynamics, laying out the mathematical foundations of modeling with Cartesian tensors, matrices, and coordinate systems. This part of the text uses the rotational time derivative and the Euler transformation of frames to formulate equations of motions in tensor tensor, in mathematics, quantity that depends linearly on several vector variables and that varies covariantly with respect to some variables and contravariantly with respect to others when the coordinate axes are rotated (see Cartesian coordinates). form, Newton's law to yield the translational equations, and Euler's law to produce the attitude equations. Perturbation perturbation (pŭr'tərbā`shən), in astronomy and physics, small force or other influence that modifies the otherwise simple motion of some object. The term is also used for the effect produced by the perturbation, e.g. equations and aerodynamic derivatives complete the discussion of modeling. The second part applies these concepts to computer simulations of aerospace vehicles, from simple three-degrees-of-freedom trajectory simulations of hypersonic hy·per·son·ic
Of, relating to, or capable of speed equal to or exceeding five times the speed of sound.
hy aircraft, rockets, and single-stage-to-orbit vehicles to six-degrees-of-freedom simulations of hypersonic aircrafts and missiles. He matches aerodynamics aerodynamics, study of gases in motion. As the principal application of aerodynamics is the design of aircraft, air is the gas with which the science is most concerned. , autopilots, actuators, inertial navigation systems, and seekers with the full translational and attitude equations of motion.
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