| || Optimization Problem of Multistage Rocket
Author : Tawakley, V.B.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:22(2) ; 1972 ; pp 69-76
Subject : 629.76 Rockets and Missiles
Keywords : Extremal subarcs ;Multistage rocket
Abstract : The necessary conditions for the existence of minimum of a function of initial and final values of mass, position and velocity components and time of a multistage rocket have been reviewed when the thrust levels in each stage are considered to bounded and variation in gravity with height has been taken into account. The nature of the extremal subarcs comprising the complete extremal are has been studied. A few simple examples have been given as illustrations.