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Mathematical modeling of spacecraft

  • Peter W. Likins
  • Robert E. Roberson
  • Jens Wittenburg
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 103)

Abstract

A lecture series devoted to the Dynamics of Flexible Spacecraft is concerned not with a single problem but with a family of related problems. Accordingly, there is not a single correct approach to solution, but a spectrum of methods to be applied to a family of spacecraft idealizations. Although analysts will differ in their preference for various ways of formulating equations, one man choosing Lagrange’s equations, a second preferring Hamilton’s principle, and a third relying upon a Newton-Euler formulation, these differences are much less fundamental than the initial choice of a mathematical model of the vehicle.

Keywords

Rigid Body Mechanical Model Kinematical Model Space Vehicle Lecture Series 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter W. Likins
    • 1
  • Robert E. Roberson
    • 1
  • Jens Wittenburg
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.University of HannoverGermany

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