Accession Number : AD0760559

Title :   On Mathematical Formulations for Dynamic Optimization of Vehicular Structures.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF MECHANICS AND HYDRAULICS

Personal Author(s) : Ames,W. F. ; Davy,D. T. ; Lee,S. Y.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Mathematical models for the dynamics of vehicular systems usually consist of large systems of coupled differential equations. During the usual optimization process these systems must be repetitively solved thereby involving massive computation. The present work is aimed at developing alternatives by employing methods of functional analysis. Bounds are developed for the dynamic solutions in terms of the problem data and the largest real part of the eigenvalues or spectral radius. Optimization schemes will be built around these bounds in later reports. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, *MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)), VEHICLES, DYNAMICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, INEQUALITIES

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE