Vibration Challenges in the Design of NASA's Ares Launch Vehicles
- Ryan, Stephen G.
- August 30, 2009.
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- This paper focuses on the vibration challenges inherent in the design of NASA s Ares launch vehicles. A brief overview of the launch system architecture is provided to establish the context for the discussion. Following this is a general discussion of the design considerations and analytical disciplines that are affected by vibration. The first challenge discussed is that of coupling between the vehicle flight control system and fundamental vibrational modes of the vehicle. The potential destabilizing influence of the vibrational dynamics is described along with discussion of the typical methods employed to overcome this issue. Next is a general discussion of the process for developing the design loads for the primary structure. This includes quasi-steady loads and dynamic loads induced by the structural dynamic response. The two principal parts of this response are the gust induced responses of the lower frequency modes and the buffet induced responses of the higher frequency modes. Structural dynamic model validation will also be addressed. Following this, discussions of three somewhat unique topics of Pogo Instability, Solid Booster Thrust Oscillation, and Liquid Rocket Engine Turbopump Rotordynamic Stability and Response are presented.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20090037675., M09-0720., and 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conference: 22nd Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise; 30 Aug. - 2 Sep. 2009; San Diego, CA; United States.
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