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Near-optimum guidance schemes for abort landing flight in a windshear
In this thesis, near-optimum guidance schemes for abort landing trajectories in a windshear are investigated. These near-optimum guidance schemes are based on the properties of the optimum trajectories. The survival ...
OPTIMAL TRAJECTORIES FOR AEROASSISTED, NONCOPLANAR ORBITAL TRANSFER
This thesis considers both classical and minimax problems of optimal control arising in the study of noncoplanar, aeroassisted orbital transfer. The maneuver considered involves the transfer from a high planetary orbit to ...
Determination of optimal parameters for aircraft take-off guidance strategies in the presence of windshear
Low-altitude windshear is a threat to the safety of aircraft in take-off and landing: over the past 20 years, some 30 aircraft accidents have been attributed to windshear. The Aero-Astronautics Group of Rice University ...
A probabilistic approach to the Critical Element Model for fatigue in composite materials
The suitability of traditional fatigue design methods to deal with complex damage modes in composite materials is critically assessed. After a survey of the recent fatigue models, a new methodology is developed, based on ...