Accession Number : AD0617352

Title :   FEASIBILITY OF A MATHEMATICAL/STATISTICAL TECHNIQUE TO ESTIMATE MAXIMUM AEROSPACE VEHICLE RESPONSE TO WIND.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. for 1 Jul 64-31 Mar 65,

Corporate Author : KAMAN NUCLEAR COLORADO SPRINGS COLO

Personal Author(s) : Buell,C. Eugene

Report Date : 31 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The feasibility of a mathematical/statistical technique for determining the distribution of maximum aerospace vehicle structural and control response from the more advanced presentations of upper-wind climatology (means, standard deviations, and inter-level correlation matrices of orthogonal wind components at equally spaced levels) is investigated. It is concluded that the development of such a technique is feasible but not without some problem areas. The steps of development of such a technique appear to be as follows: First, the development of a reasonable linear system of differential equations that is equivalent (in a special sense) to the dynamical equations of motion and response of the vehicle. Second, the establishment of the relation of response statistics of the vehicle to the wind statistics by means of the preceding differential equations. Third, from the statistics of vehicle response, to determine the statistics of the maximum vehicle response. Some preliminary results in several of the important areas are outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, WIND), (*WIND, AEROSPACE CRAFT), (*MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MOTION

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