Unformatted text preview: ratios analysis, it is an important topic in engineering. Also, it is interesting to integrate the equations of motion of a rocket (ignoring drag but including a non-contant gravity model) and investigate the e±ect of various parameters. Sample rocket parameters are given below. • Single stage rocket of total mass of 10 , 000 kg • Total fuel mass of 9 , 000 kg . • Engine: I sp = 300 s , mass ²ow rate: 75 kg/s . • Launch site: Cape Canaveral at longitude of-82 o and latitude of 28 o , sea level. Interesting quantities to observe are the e±ect of the engine performance ( Isp and msas ²ow rate) on maximum altitude, and the e±ect of the ²ight path angle. 1...
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- Winter '10
- Optimization, Constraint satisfaction, Cape Canaveral