Minimum Weight and Optimal Control Design of Space Structures

  • N. S. Khot
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 27)


Algorithms are presented to design a minimum weight structure and to improve the dynamic response of a closed-loop control system. Constraints are imposed either on the structural response quantities or on the complex eigenvalue distribution of the closed-loop system. Use of the algorithms is illustrated by solving different problems.


Space Structure Minimum Weight Gain Matrix Linear Quadratic Regulator Minimum Weight Design 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. S. Khot
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  1. 1.Structures and Dynamics Division Flight Dynamics LaboratoryAFWAL/FIBRA, Wright-Patterson Air Force BaseUSA

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