Optimization of Glider's Trajectory for Given Thermal Conditions

Krzysztof Rogowski , Ryszard Maroński

Abstract

The minimum-time problem for a glider flying in the vertical plane is considered. The glider is regarded as a particle moving in the atmosphere in given thermal conditions. The problem is formulated in optimal control and solved using direct pseudospectral Chebysev's method. The data are taken for the Word Class Glider PW-5 "Smyk". Computed optimum results are compared with glider's trajectories from the Second Domestic Glider Championship 2006, Suwałki, Poland.
Author Krzysztof Rogowski (FPAE / IAAM)
Krzysztof Rogowski,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Ryszard Maroński (FPAE / IAAM)
Ryszard Maroński,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
Journal seriesArchive of Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 0004-0738, (B 8 pkt)
Issue year2011
VolLVIII
No1
Pages11-25
ASJC Classification2210 Mechanical Engineering; 2211 Mechanics of Materials
DOIDOI:10.2478/v10180-011-0001-y
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/v10180-011-0001-y
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)8
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 4; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2011 = 0
Citation count*5 (2020-04-03)
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