scholarly journals Dynamic modeling and simulation of variable-length hose–drogue aerial refueling systems

AIP Advances ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 12 (1) ◽  
pp. 015104
Jiangfeng Cheng ◽  
Kang Ji
2007 ◽  
Vol 130 (1) ◽  
Kalyan K. Mankala ◽  
Sunil K. Agrawal

The objective of this paper is to derive the dynamic equations of a tether as it is deployed or retrieved by a winch on a satellite orbiting around Earth using Newton’s laws and Hamilton’s principle and show the equivalence of the two methods. The main feature of this continuous system is the presence of a variable length domain with discontinuities. Discontinuity is present at the boundary of deployment because of the assumption that the stowed part of the cable is unstretched and the deployed part is not. Developing equations for this variable domain system with discontinuities, specially using Hamilton’s principle, is a nontrivial task and we believe that it has not been adequately addressed in the literature.

2012 ◽  
Vol 79 (4) ◽  
Guoping Wang ◽  
Bao Rong ◽  
Ling Tao ◽  
Xiaoting Rui

Efficient, precise dynamic modeling and control of complex underwater towed systems has become a research focus in the field of multibody dynamics. In this paper, based on finite segment model of cable, by defining the new state vectors and deducing the new transfer equations of underwater towed systems, a new highly efficient method for dynamic modeling and simulation of underwater towed systems is presented and the pay-out/reel-in process of towed cable is studied. The computational efficiency and numerical stability of the proposed method are discussed. When using the method to study the dynamics of underwater towed systems, it avoids the global dynamic equations of system, and simplifies solving procedure. Irrespective of the degree of freedom of underwater towed system, the matrices involved in the proposed method are always very small, which greatly improve the computational efficiency and avoids the computing difficulties caused by too high matrix orders for complex underwater towed systems. Formulations of the method as well as numerical simulations are given to validate the proposed method.

2011 ◽  
Vol 92 (8) ◽  
pp. 1418-1425 ◽  
Bo Sun ◽  
Yongwen Liu ◽  
Xi Chen ◽  
Qulan Zhou ◽  
Ming Su

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